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Project: Transgression of the Law of Silence and Transmission in Le corps de ma mère of Fawzia Zouari

In this individual project I analyze orality and biography in the novel Le corps de ma mère (2016) of the Tunisian author Fawzia Zouari.

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Kirsten Husung

The novel is autobiographically inspired. After the Tunisian Jasmine revolution, the author tries to find out her mother's history which is finally narrated by word of mouth by the mother's maid and confident. I analyze which role the fact that the story is told orally plays in relation to the women's situation in the country, and especially the mother and also the daughter, who has now been living in France.