Construction de l'excision: L'ecriture de la douleur

Translated title of the contribution: Construction of the excision: The writings of sorrow.

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The lyricism that Bensmaia brings to his analysis of 'othered' space, Evelyne Accad addresses to the female body. Accad presents her own personal and creative encounter with the practice of excision. She outlines her own field work and summarizes the scholarly and creative literature dealing with this theme. However, it is her analysis of the reception of her fiction that informs her discussion of excision as an encounter with the Other. She shows how the discourse on excision has become a focal point for ideological oppositions between feminists and the Third World critique of Western feminism. She also addresses the ambiguity of the critics' positions within this discourse.

Translated title of the contributionConstruction of the excision: The writings of sorrow.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)169-192
Number of pages24
JournalPeuples Mediterraneens
Issue number78
StatePublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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