Forbidden Vision by Nina. Translated by K. Melissa Marcus Bouraoui

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A novel on the oppression of women in Algeria. It features a family whose tyrannical father beats a daughter for menstruating, another daughter has to bandage her breasts to keep them small, and the mother squats over smoke in the hope of bearing a son. The author is an Algerian born in France.
 

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Nina Bouraoui was born in Rennes, France, to an Algerian father and a French mother. Shortly thereafter, she moved with her family to Algiers, where she lived until the age of thirteen. Bouraoui received the literary prize Prix du Livre Inter in 1991 and the Prix Renaudot in 2005. Marjorie Attignol Salvodon is an assistant professor of French at Suffolk University. Jehanne-Marie Gavarini is an associate professor of art at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and a visiting scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Station Hill Press. 144 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The imaginative voice of a young, constricted Muslim woman living in Algeria--made clear and intelligible in an excellent translation--makes this debut novel a psychological page-turner. Although the

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The imaginative voice of a young, constricted Muslim woman living in Algeria--made clear and intelligible in an excellent translation--makes this debut novel a psychological page-turner.

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