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Title: Laurant Ropa and Paul Achard : second thoughts on colonial encroachments
Authors: Spiteri, Richard
Keywords: Ropa, Laurent, 1891-1967
Achard, Paul, 1887-1962
French literature -- Algeria -- 20th century
Immigrants -- Algeria -- Maltese
Pieds-Noirs -- Algeria -- History -- 20th century
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of History
Citation: Spiteri, Richard (2015). Laurant Ropa and Paul Achard : Second Thoughts on Colonial Encroachments. Journal of Maltese History, 4(2), p. 49-53
Abstract: Laurent Ropa’s The Song of the Noria (1932) and Paul Achard’s Man from the Sea (1931) are twin novels which deal with the Maltese community that settled in Algeria under French rule. Today, in hindsight, the reader realizes that the Arabs and Berbers, who in colonial literature are treated with paternalism, were later on in 1962 to ‘turn the tables on’ the European community. In this paper, I intend to dwell on a double insularity, that is, on islanders who in the long run turn out to belong to a besieged community.
Appears in Collections:JMH, Volume 4, No. 2 (2015)
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