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Two Major Francophone Women Writers, Assia Djébar and Leïla Sebbar

A Thematic Study of Their Works

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Rafika Merini

One of the most widely acknowledged attributes of Francophone literature in general is that it brings wideranging socio-political issues to bear on literary theory, worldviews, and historical events. This study brings to light the resulting implications of this fact on the universal themes of femininity underlying the originating, unveiling, and demystifying that occur in the works of two of the best-known and most highly accomplished women writers of North African origin - Assia Djébar and Leïla Sebbar. This study also concerns itself with these writers' texts and intertexts in their relationship with cultural manifestations and with language.