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Sebbar, Leïla

Overview
Works: 163 works in 655 publications in 7 languages and 8,593 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Autobiographies  History  Pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Compiler, Other, Creator, 460, Contributor, 470
Classifications: PQ2679.E244, 843.914
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Shérazade : 17 ans, brune, frisée, les yeux verts : roman by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herazade is seventeen, Algerian, and a runaway in Paris. This novel exposes with honesty and lyricism the various issues that affect a young woman living in a city which is both sophisticated and provincial, liberal and conservative, tolerant and prejudiced. In Paris, Sherazade is pursued by Julian, the son of French-Algerians who is an ardent Arabist. Pigeon-holed by Julian into the traditional exotic mold, Sherazade endeavors to create her own definition of Algerian femininity and in doing so breaks down conventions and stereotypes. It is Julian's obsession with her that spurs her on to self-discovery and to make decisions about her future. Sherazade is about a young woman haunted by her Algerian past. It is a powerful account of a person who searches for her true identity but is caught between worlds Africa and Europe, her parents' and her own, colony and capital
An algerian childhood : a collection of autobiographical narratives( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Algerian Childhood comprises true stories by female and male novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists who, despite their current state of exile, hold an enduring sense of connection with Algeria. Included are poignant pieces by Mohammed Dib, Malek Alloula, and Nabile Fares, mainstays in the Algerian canon." "These autobiographical tales are essential reading for all who are fascinated by world politics and history, taken with postcolonial literature, or simply on the hunt for a read that will carry them through the familiarities of childhood and into experiences far beyond their own."--Jacket
The Seine was red : Paris, October 1961 by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward the end of the Algerian war, the FLN, an Algerian nationalist party, organised a demonstration in Paris to oppose a curfew imposed upon Algerians in France. The protest was brutally suppressed by the Paris police. This incident provides an intimate look at the history of violence between France and Algeria
Silence on the shores by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in French and English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silence on the Shores depicts the final day in the life of a Maghrebian immigrant in France. Having crossed the Mediterranean to "the other shore" as a young man to find work, he ultimately remained in France, married a French woman, and broke the promise he made to his mother to return home one day. Aware that death is drawing close, he fears experiencing the ultimate form of exile: dying alone, with no fellow Muslim at his side to whisper the customary prayer for the dead in his ear. Leila Sebbar's style conveys the simplicity of everyday life on both shores of the Mediterranean. Interweaving several monologues, she examines multiple facets of exile and the role of memory in easing its pain."--Jacket
Lettres parisiennes : autopsie de l'exil by Nancy Huston( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pendant plus d'un an, deux femmes se sont écrit. L'une est née au Canada anglais, l'autre en Algérie française. A Paris, étrangères en exil, elles ont choisi de travailler, d'aimer, d'avoir des enfants. Elles ne sont ni d'ici, ni de là-bas. Leur pays est celui du verbe. Elle cherchent en tâtonnant ce sentiment d'appartenance qui leur permettrait de réaliser leur destin : celui d'écrivain
La jeune fille au balcon by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alger, aujourd'hui. Que sait la jeune fille au balcon ? Que tout est interdit, que tout est dangereux, que tout est suspect... Elle rêve pourtant d'amour comme toutes les jeunes filles de son âge. Mais elle ne quittera pas son balcon. Dehors, c'est l'heure de tous les dangers
Le Chinois vert d'Afrique : roman by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in French and Dutch and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman de société
Parle mon fils parle à ta mère by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une conversation entre une mère méditerranéenne et son fils prodigue. Le fils est enfin revenu dans sa maison natale en banlieue parisienne, comme il était parti, sans prévenir. Sa mère l'accueille, seule dans sa cuisine, lui offre thé et gateaux et lui parle dans son langage généreux, subtil et insidieux, de la maison, du père, des filles, de lui, de l'épouse idéale, des femmes françaises, etc
J.H. cherche âme sœur by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une enfance outremer by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of childhood reminiscences from 16 Francophone authors: Hélé Béji (Tunisia), Maïssa Bey (Algeria), Roland Brival (Martinique), Guy Cabort-Masson (Martinique), Aziz Chouaki (Algeria), Emmanuel Dongala (Congo), Kossi Efoui (Togo), Patrick Erouart-Siad (Djibouti), Marie-Théres̀e Humbert (Mauritius), Yannick Lahens (Haiti), Fouad Laroui (Morocco), Gisèle Pineau (Guadeloupe), Raharimanana (Madagascar), Leïla Sebbar (Algeria), Véronique Tadjo (Ivory Coast), Abdourahman A. Waberi (Djibouti)
Sept filles : nouvelles by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sept nouvelles faisant chacune le portrait de femmes algériennes du début du XXe siècle à aujourd'hui
Soldats by Leila Sebbar( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un lien invisible relie l'Algérie, la Bosnie, la Somalie, le Cambodge, l'Afghanistan, la Tchétchénie, Israël, la Palestine. Des femmes y pleurent leurs enfants perdus, des hommes y laissent les ruines de leurs maisons ... Sept nouvelles, sept petits textes en demi-teinte pour hurler que la guerre n'est pas jolie
Les femmes au bain : [roman] by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and Russian and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1): The Hédi Bouraoui Collection in Maghrebian and Franco-Ontario Literatures is the gift of University Professor Emeritus Hédi Bouraoui
Le fou de Shérazade by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marguerite by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marguerite est mariée, avec deux enfants. Elle passe toutes ses vacances dans la ferme de sa belle-famille à préparer le repas des hommes, sans se plaindre. Son mari, ancien appelé du contingent en Algérie, rentré traumatisé du Djebel, ne supporte plus les saisonniers marocains
Une enfance d'ailleurs : 17 écrivains racontent( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nés à l'étranger ou exilés en France, 17 écrivains livrent un fragment de leur enfance, en français devenu leur langue
La confession d'un fou : roman by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in French and English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La parole d'un justicier solitaire. Il parle de son père, assassiné. De sa mère, "la folle des Plateaux". Des femmes, ses amours ... Il tue à l'arme blanche. Il se considère comme un criminel innocent, c'est là sa folie. Nous sommes dans une société corrompue du Sud ou d'Orient. Mais nos sociétés sécrètent aussi cette violence. Une fable d'aujourd'hui."--Page 4 of cover
C'était leur France : en Algérie, avant l'indépendance( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vingt-cinq écrivains nés en Algérie, de culture musulmane, chrétienne, juive ou laïque, vivant pour la plupart en France, racontent l'Algérie de leur enfance et leur relation à ces deux pays
Fatima, ou, Les Algériennes au square : récit by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in French and Dutch and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen en gesprekken van Algerijnse immigrantenvrouwen die in een voorstad van Parijs wonen
Femmes d'Afrique du nord : Cartes postales, 1885-1930 by Leïla Sebbar( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An algerian childhood : a collection of autobiographical narratives
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An algerian childhood : a collection of autobiographical narrativesThe Seine was red : Paris, October 1961Silence on the shoresLa jeune fille au balconTwo major Francophone women writers, Assia Djébar and Leila Sebbar : a thematic study of their worksScènes d'intérieur : six romanciers des années 1980-1990
Alternative Names
Leïla Sebbar écrivaine française

Leïla Sebbar escriptora francesa

Leïla Sebbar escritora francesa

Leïla Sebbar Frans schrijfster

Leïla Sebbar French writer

Leïla Sebbar scriitoare franceză

Sebbar, Leïla

Sebbar, Leïla 1941-

Ṣibbār, Laylá

סבאר, לילה

סבאר, לילה סופרת צרפתייה

الصبار, ليلى, 1941-...

ليلى سيبار كاتبة فرنسية

ليلى صبار

ليلى صبار، 1941-

Languages
French (300)

English (42)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

Catalan (1)

Russian (1)