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DOWNLOAD æ Les enfants du nouveau monde ⚷ 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 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. Wonderfully structured, short book that tells the story of one Algerian day, both normal and pivotal March 24th, 1956 In many ways, the novel resembles the Wandering Rocks chapter of Ulysses 22 intersecting characters pass in and out of the town square and hand off the baton of narrative as they go The novel begins with tragedy, and the perspectives of 4 very different women one permanently cloistered in her home one living alone, with her husband rebelling in the mountainside one in jail one condemned in town as a spy, whose morality defies the expectations of the town From there, after a pivot chapter with a policeman, the book switches to the perspectives of 4 local men, each of whom will be altered by the women It s really well thought out, and the characters, particularly Cherifa, the cloistered woman, are wonderful The war and action seem very far away at times, and I liked how the reader is made to supplement the book with research, how the battle on the mountain feels like a 3 D television at the edge of most of the sequences.I did feel that scenework melted away a bit as the novel went along it was written quickly, and it sometimes shows in the second half The book also trails off then ends, which might be an obligation of structure but still felt disappointing My secondary reading has mainly talked about CHILDREN in context as a feminist work of sociology, and it serves that essential purpose well, but one shouldn t overlook Djebar s essential novelistic skills and evocative writing either Recommended. 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