Memory and Exile in Nina Bouraoui's Autobiographical Narratives

Antonia Wimbush, second-year PhD student in the Department of Modern Languages supervised by Dr Louise Hardwick, has published her first article.

The article, entitled ‘Memory and Exile in Nina Bouraoui’s Autobiographical Narratives’, has been published in the Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, the online journal of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (SFPS). The article discusses Franco-Algerian author Nina Bouraoui’s engagement with the genre of autofiction in her exploration of exile and memory in two of her lesser-known works, Le Jour du séisme (1999) and Mes mauvaises pensées (2005).

Antonia will also give a paper at SFPS annual conference in November, where she will draw on archival material from fieldwork in Martinique to discuss women’s immigration to metropolitan France.

For more information see the Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies (Open access to the journal from Spring 2016).