What is it about?
A review of the English translations of Youssef Fadel's novels A Beautiful White Cat Walks With Me and A Rare Blue Bird Flies With Me. In addition to being a book review, this is also an essay about the themes of Fadel's novels and the significance of their re-imagination of Moroccan testimonial writings.
Why is it important?
Fadel's novels have inaugurated a "second wave" in Moroccan testimonial literature that deals with the "years of lead." Additionally, these novels complicate the relationship between testimony, memory and fictionalization and present new challenges to scholars of memory and testimony.
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This page is a summary of: Youssef Fadel’s re-imagination(s) of Moroccan testimonial literature: a book review essay, The Journal of North African Studies, August 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2017.1366290.
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