The Narrative Imagination in the Algerian Feminist Novel: Yasmina Saleh as a Model


  • Dr. Ghada Fayez Refaat Abu Enein



The research deals with the problem of the narrative imagination in the Algerian feminist novel, Yasmina Saleh, as an example. From the above, it is clear that our main goal is to approach the spirit of Algerian novelist creativity in general and the fragrance of the feminist novelist text in particular, in an attempt to determine the nature of the narrative imagination and the mechanisms of its operation, based on that. On the example of a female writer, who is considered one of the most important writers who wrote in the field of Algerian feminist fiction, she is Yasmina Saleh, about whom the Tunisian writer Hassan Al-Arbawi said, “She is a name that begins now and will not end, because it is associated with beautiful creativity that proceeds calmly and rebelliously. She is the new Algerian blood that She is not afraid to confront the past and history together, and it is simply a sea of silence of a distinctive kind, emphasizing her being a novelist not only by the act of writing, but also by the way she shaped her narrative imagination. We chose her novel “Sea of Silence” as a model for researching the tragedy of the Algerian reality and the transformations that affected it and which provided the narrative imagination with Successful narrative material. In order to address this topic, the research addresses the following: the concept of feminist writing, the references of the imaginary and its paradoxes, the techniques of narrative writing according to Yasmina Saleh, the phenomenon of multiple narrative voices, the technique of the male narrator, the perspective of the narrator/man, and the image of women as presented by male discourse. And the dimensions of space/time in feminist discourse.




How to Cite

Dr. Ghada Fayez Refaat Abu Enein. (2023). The Narrative Imagination in the Algerian Feminist Novel: Yasmina Saleh as a Model . Migration Letters, 21(1), 142–157.