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I think I would have liked this book if it were written in a slightly different format The chapters are named after characters, which makes it seem like it will be told from that person s perspective, but that s not the case It s an omniscient voice throughout, but because the story jumps around some much among characters and time , it s hard to tell if the narrator s voice also changes chapter to chapter I m also very surprised that critics often refer to this as a linear narrative I didn t see that at all, which made this quite hard to follow at times There are so many stories told, but they don t quite make up a larger point , which, as a reader, was a bit frustrating, but, as my professor pointed out in class today, there s no single story, and I do really appreciate that this novel reflects that.I also wish I had known while I was reading that this book was written published in 1962 my edition was published in 2006, and that was the only I date I could find. Read for BNBC Literature by Women June A very interestingly constructed portrait of a town whose inhabitants are torn apart by the war for Algerian independence It s not just a book about women s rights in Muslim culture but the rights of all people, be they French women or Arab women, of Moorish descent or Arab, young men, old men, children It s about the right to be recognized and live freely in your own town and country.many, many thanks to IBIS for championing this book during our Spring round of voting for the group. #Book ½ Les enfants du nouveau monde Å Assia Djebar, One Of The Most Distinguished Woman Writers To Emerge From The Arab World, Wrote Children Of The New World Following Her Own Involvement In The Algerian Resistance To Colonial French Rule Like The Classic Film The Battle Of Algiers Enjoying Renewed Interest In The Face Of World Events Djebar S Novel Sheds Light On Current World Conflicts As It Reveals A Determined Arab Insurgency Against Foreign Occupation, From The Inside OutHowever, Djebar Focuses On The Experiences Of Women Drawn Into The Politics Of Resistance Her Novel Recounts The Interlocking Lives Of Women In A Rural Algerian Town Who Find Themselves Joined In Solidarity And Empower Each Other To Engage In The Fight For Independence Narrating The Resistance Movement From A Variety Of Perspectives From Those Of Traditional Wives To Liberated Students To Political Organizers Djebar Powerfully Depicts The Circumstances That Drive Oppressed Communities To Violence And At The Same Time Movingly Reveals The Tragic Costs Of War This is one of Djebar s earlier novels and so readers of her famous works L amour, la fantasia, Le Blanc d Alger will note a different style which was to be developed later on As such, it is important to read this novel with a few historical contexts in mind namely, that Djebar wrote and published this during the last years of the Algerian French war, and I believe is a result of her dropping out of school to pursue novelistic writing and engage in the war effort.As such, the novel comes under numerous critiques, both criticisms and praises, because of this context Some praise Djebar for her efforts to publish at a time where very few women were publishing, let alone writing, novels Djebar was not the first Algerienne author to publish in French according to Martha Segarra in Leur pesant du poudre romanci res francophones du maghreb, this was Djamila Deb che, Le la, jeune fille alg rienne, written in 1935 and published in 1947, followed the same year by Taos Amrouche s Jacinthe noire but she is one of Algeria s most famous francophone authors Les enfants du nouveau monde, in particular, was criticized for focusing too much on the problems of the bourgeoisie and not enough on the difficulties faced by the majority of the population, women who were engaged in war efforts and who were later effaced by a male political power who ignored the sacrifices women made and ordered their return to domestic, traditional women s roles.That said, there a lot of very interesting novelistic devices here that are worth considering as adding to both the aesthetic quality of novels, Djebar s unique writing style, the question of French language post French colonization, and her developing understanding of women s roles in Algerian society Stylistically, for example, readers will note that though this text is written entirely in the third person, giving a seeming fluidity and unity of voice, the shifting of represented narrative voice offers a much disjointed reading Within this shifting of narrator is also a chronotopic shifting, in which time and place oscillates within one narrative frame, highlighting the opposition between each of the represented narrators in particular, gender The relationship between narrative voice and gendered space is very interesting and highlights some of the social problems that Algeria continues to face today. This novel is a history fictional novel set in a small Algerian city near the mountains in 1956 The author described in this book the general changing lives of Algerian women and men in a small city during the Occupation and the beginning of the fight for Independence The author is a great story teller who gave us a general and realistic picture of how Algerians lived during that era and the small, but important changes occurring within the Algerian society The author chose to narrate this story through 9 chapters, thus through 9 different characters 5 women and 4 men whose lives are interlinked Some characters are well developed while other are barely detailed This chosen structure makes it difficult for the readers to be able to identify with a specific leading character, to learn in detail the intimate and personal lives of Algerians, to feel captivated and or fascinated by the story Most of the story is set during one full day in 1956, but it is difficult to follow as the story jumps from one character to another, one side of the story to another, and one time to another.To conclude, this is a good book for the reader interested in a general overview of the lives of Algerians during the Occupation and the conflict for Independance, but not if you re interested in a reading detailed descriptions of the lives of Algerians and the war. I tend to believe that it s best to know something of the relevant history and culture before diving into literaturebut then, I studied history, not literature In this case, Djebar is a famous author, and an important bookbut my lack of than a passing knowledge of Algerian history and literature kept me from getting the most of it The lengthy and deep critical afterward helped me make sense of a lot of things that had gone over my head, but still. This novel, by a Francophone literary giant, describes a day in the Algerian war from the perspective of a number of women and some men in a small town that is not far from front line fighting I did read it in translation, so I probably missed some of the lyricism that characterizes Djebar s writing, but it was a very good translation It read pretty quickly it just took me awhile to finish because I kept getting distracted by other books , and I thought Djebar did a good job of describing the point of view of different people without necessarily judging I say necessarily, because it s hard for me to conclude that Lila until the very end is anything but a self centered ditz, Touma a self centered jerk, and Hakim a man with a weak conscience, to name some of my least favorite characters The afterword made a big deal about Djebar adhering to all the Aristotelian unities time, place, and action I could see place and action easily, but I found it hard to realize that the whole novel took place in one day if, in fact, it did because the characters reminisce and recount so much else I don t think this at all takes away from the story, but it s something that struck me.The Algerian war is often considered France s Vietnam, so reading about it from the point of view of Algerians mostly there are a few European characters, but certainly the author is Algerian, although she is now an exile is definitely worthwhile Djebar s storytelling, however, makes it an enjoyable as well as a worthwhile read. First of all, yes, indeed I finished three books on the same day But of course I began reading each of them at least last week So, let s go back to business Presenting the 24 hour time period from the perspectives of multiple characters in pre independence Algerian small town, Children of the New World puts the reader in the position of an objective, passive observer The narrative style that Djebar uses is a combination of stream of consciousness and literary journalism The reader is taken to see the steaming political tension as well as seeing it from the eyes of those involved in it We have quite the same amount of views from the French settlers and the apparatus of French colony in Algeria while in some other occasions we also see the revolutionary perspectives of the local rebels and guerrillas In addition to these, we also see the world through the perspective of those trapped in between However, this is a literary work, not a window to see the pre independence Algeria What we can grasp of the pre independence Algeria is probably the spirit of that age, which requires our active part in processing it into information. March 24th, 1956 One day, twenty characters and 272 well written pages later, I am left amazed by the amount of caring Assia Djebar awakened in my somewhat blas heart Indeed Les enfants du nouveau monde Children of the New World in English strikes me as a splendidly structured novel I won t forget, and a much needed voice for Algerian women of the time.Recommended to every reader who s interested in reading about a generation sacrificed at the altar of greed by France and its decades long colonization.TW Rape, torture Still thinking