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Sebbar, Leïla

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    • סבאר, לילה
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        Aflou (Algeria)
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    • found: Her On tue les petites ... c1978:t.p. (Leïla Sebbar) cover (prof.)
    • found: Le chinois vert d'Afrique, c1984:t.p. (Leïla Sebbar) p. 4 of cover (b. in Algeria, French mother, Algerian father)
    • found: C'était leur France, c2007:t.p. (Leïla Sebbar) p. 319 (b. Nov., 1941 in Aflou, Algeria; has lived in France since 1961)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Sebbar, Leila; cultural critic, fiction writer; born 09 November 1941 in Aflou, Algeria; wrote the well-known and much celebrated trilogy: “Shérazade: 17 ans, brune, frisée et les yeux verts” (1984; English translation, Sherazade, Missing: Aged 17, dark curly hair, green eyes, 2000), Les carnets de Shérazade (Sherazade's Notebooks, 1985), and Le fou de Shérazade (Sherazade's Crazy Man, 1991); a novel “Parle mon fils, parle à ta mere” (Talk Son, Talk to Your Mother, 1984), articulates the frustration of two generations who do not share a common language; an important contributor to the journal “Immigration and the Third World: Without Borders” (1979-1981); started a correspondence with Nancy Huston, “Lettres parisiennes, autopsie de l'exil avec Nancy Huston” (Parisian Letters, Autopsy of Exile with Nancy Huston, 1993); edited three major collections of stories on childhood, colonialism, and the postcolonial period: “Une enfance d'ailleurs avec Nancy Huston” (A Childhood from Elsewhere, with Nancy Huston, 1993), “Une enfance algérienne” (An Algerian Childhood, 1997), and “Une enfance outremer” (An Overseas Childhood, 2001))
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    • PQ2679.E244
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    • [Machine-derived non-Latin script reference project.]
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    • 1978-11-28: new
    • 2015-06-15: revised
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