Zekri, K. (2011) Prison writing: History, memory and self-writing Écrire le carcéral: Histoire, mémoire et écriture de soi. Expressions Maghrebines, 10 (2). pp. 7-32.

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Abstract

Abdellatif Laâbi's prison writings hold a privileged place in the corpus of prison literature in Morocco while notably distinguishing themselves from it. Not only do they recall their pioneer character as a genre in the context of Morocco, but they also mark Laabi's place as a breaker of new ground insofar as the new writing he forged strives to express a new civic consciousness. The current relevance of this writing is becoming increasingly evident and recognized in the aftermath of the profound changes that have been occurring in Moroccan society in the broader context of the Arab Spring. By applying the Derridian notion of "spectrality", the present contribution seeks to think, through an analysis of Laabi's texts, the place of prison writing and of the literary (or spectral) transcription of past prison experience in the construction of a renewed discourse on citizenship in Morocco.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Arts and Humanities
Divisions: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION > Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Administrateur Eprints Administrateur Eprints
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 15:44
URI: http://eprints.umi.ac.ma/id/eprint/1521

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