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- DescriptionWith a fine touch, Aida Bamia has explored the work of Muhammad Ben al-Tayyib 'Alili (c.1894-c.1954), a hither to virtually unkwn malhun (oral poet) of Algeria, bringing to her analysis new understanding of folksongs as part of a people's collective memory and their resistance to colonization. For 'Alili's audience the despair and suffering faced by poor farmers before independence is embodied by the raven, grown old and gray with ceaseless frustration and humiliation, the poetry a source of consolation for managing the frustration. Because of its oral - and all too often ephemeral - nature, the work of poets such as 'Alili could escape close scrutiny by French colonial administrators who sought to eradicate nationalistic and ethnic elements. With succinct commentary. Bamia presents an outstanding historical and contextual background for 'Alili's repertoire, while she details the richness and variety of poetic forms that had developed in North Africa. In doing so, she shows an intimate grasp of the mal - hun's repertoire and technique, as well as of the colonial and postcolonial implications of Algerian folklore and poetry. In their citation for the AUC Middle East Studies Award, the judges ted The Graying of the Raven's 'insightful perspective on Algerian society and the experience of colonization as perceived by the individual folk poet.'
- Author BiographyAida Bamia is currently professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she has been since 1985.
- Author(s)Aida Adib Bamia
- PublisherThe American University in Cairo Press
- Date of Publication30/11/2001
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationCairo
- Country of PublicationEgypt
- ImprintThe American University in Cairo Press
- Content Notemap
- Weight435 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
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