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Letter to Zohra Drif

Hélène Cixous

in Volleys of Humanity

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780748639038
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653638 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0007
Letter to Zohra Drif

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This chapter discusses Cixous' letter to Zohra Drif. Here she narrates the Algerian birth war and the fight for independence. Cixous explains that while her letter to Zohra Drif has not been written, it still exists in the form of prayers and thoughts. The last part of the chapter lists several important names and dates, including the start of ‘The Battle of Algiers’ and Zohra Drif, who she describes as a great resistance fighter.

Keywords: letter to Zohra Drif; Algerian birth war; fight for independence; The Battle of Algiers; resistance fighter

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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