What is it about?

The issue is about literary and cinematic representations of violence and trauma in the Maghreb and in the diaspora.

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Why is it important?

The issues fill gap within the contemporary studies of violence in the Maghreb. By opening up the notion of the Maghreb, we are able to put different types of memories of trauma and violence as well as the myriad ways in which aesthetics intervene in them in dialogue with each other.


This is an important and holistic introduction that other colleagues will hopefully build on to deepen our knowledge of violence and aesthetics in the Maghreb and beyond.

Brahim El Guabli
Williams College

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This page is a summary of: Violence and the politics of aesthetics: a postcolonial Maghreb without borders, The Journal of North African Studies, November 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2018.1400233.
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