Leila Abouzeid’s year of the elephant: a post‐colonial reading Islam and the Modern Moroccan Woman in the Works of Leila Abouzeid. This revised edition of pioneering Moroccan author Leila Abouzeid’s novella and short stories—which has sold more than copies in English—features a. This is the context in which Leila Abouzeid writes. Year of the Elephant is the first novel by a Moroccan woman to be translated from Arabic to English, and.

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Apr 21, Si Med rated it it was ok. The country and the society pushed them back into the shadows. This happened in all African and Arab countries after their independence – when true nationalism was thrown out the window, and men assumed all leadership roles at the expense of women.

Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman’s Journey Toward Independence by Leila Abouzeid

Retrieved from ” https: Aug 07, Georgia rated it really liked it. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. She masterfully exposed the harsh reality and bitter betrayal women faced after independence from colonialism.

Apr 11, Zero vi Britannia rated it liked it. Oct 28, Salma rated it it was amazing. Her first book called Year of the Elephant was published inand yeear published in English in by Texas University.


Also, one of the most fantastic novellas I have ever read. Speaking Arabic, English and French, Abouzeid still uses primarily Arabic because she does not want to conform to the foreign culture that has taken over her country.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 12, Namrirru rated it it was amazing Shelves: Leila Abouzeid was bold to present the hard trials of a divorced woman, an outcast in her community, who struggles to make a new life for herself.

There is nothing more to add” 8. By focusing the story on a woman more ordinary than extraordinary, she may be elelhant the everyday people of Morocco for achieving their independence. The story eoephant the battle is that during an early religious based battle, a flock of birds came and dropped stones on the enemy elephants, causing them to turn around.

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The misogyny present in real life Morocco is mirrored through this book. Year of the Elephant by Leila Abouzeid August Let’s hope this recurring injustice does not carry on too long in the world.


However, the author is carried away by politics and religion, which diminishes her work a ton. Aug 03, Marieke rated it liked it Shelves: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Indeed, she dedicates her book to the women ,eila men that risked their lives for Morocco; however, she also mentions that they expected no gratitude or compensation for their sacrifice.

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I need to reread this. Luckily, she is smart and resourceful.

Apr 24, Mindy McAdams rated it really liked it Shelves: A somber story, set shortly after the Moroccan independencein which a newly divorced woman tries to make her way in the world. Literary theory Critics Literary Prizes. Men assumed women were born with no intelligence which is contradicted by scientific evidencebut it is assumed this is because their education was stifled by the patriarchal government.

Jul 25, Sue rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The independence of Abouzeid’s subtitle is both personal and national.