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LSUA's Nangia publishes book on Francophone North African Literature

Released: 08/08/2011

Dr. Shonu Nangia, associate professor of foreign languages at LSU Alexandria, recently published a book that takes an indepth look at Francophone North African literature. "Male-Female Relations in the Literary Maghreb: Poetics and Politics of Violence and Liberation in Francophone North African Literature by Tahar Ben Jelloun" was published by Edwin Mellen Press and reviewed by academics throughout the country.

“Nangia's is the first in-depth study focusing on the underlying social/cultural imperatives at work between men and women at the micro and macro societal levels in two of Ben Jelloun's major novels that merit more critical attention than they have received to date. It is a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarly works which also find Ben Jelloun's novels to be increasingly absorbed with the role, the power, and the mystery of 'the word' in human existence.”-Prof. Louise M. Jefferson, Wayne State University

Nangia teaches French, Spanish and Hindi at LSU Alexandria. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Jawarharlal Nehru University, India, and his doctorate from Wayne State University.

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