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Article Dans Une Revue Acta Neophilologica Année : 2019

Transing the Algerian Nation-State: Textual Transgender and Intersex from Pre-Independence to the Black Decade

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The article examines the role of transgender and intersex in two key-texts, Marie-Pierre Pruvot's Marie parce que c' est joli (2007) and Fériel Assima's Rouhlem ou le sexe des anges (1996). Both texts chronicle two «moments» in Algerian history: 1) the two decades leading to Algerian independence in 1962; and 2) the Black decade spanning 1988-1998. These «moments» are experienced by two protagonists-pied-noir Jean-Pierre Pruvot and MTF Marie-Pierre Pruvot, rolled into one; and Assima's intersex character raised as a boy, Rhoulem. Both their repressed feminine genders and bodies-in-transition, reflected through the discursive erosion of male genitalia, augur the "transing" of the Algerian nation state , away from a traditional engendering of the nation-state as male.
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hal-02428033 , version 1 (04-01-2020)

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Chantal Zabus. Transing the Algerian Nation-State: Textual Transgender and Intersex from Pre-Independence to the Black Decade. Acta Neophilologica, 2019, 52 (1-2), pp.69-96. ⟨10.4312/an.52.1-2.69-96⟩. ⟨hal-02428033⟩
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