Writing Tangier in the Postcolonial Transition: Space and Power in Expatriate and North African Literature
Michael K. Walonen
Page count: 176 pages
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In his study of the Tangier expatriate community at the end of the colonial era, Walonen analyses representations of French and Spanish Colonial North Africa by Paul Bowles, Jane Bowles, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Alfred Chester. Depictions of place by native Moroccan authors such as Mohammed Choukri, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Anouar Majid counterbalance Western expressions both of nostalgia for the colonial order and of support for native demands for independent governance.