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By Albert Memmi, Robert Bonnono

During this time of world instability and frequent violence, Albert Memmi—author of the hugely influential and groundbreaking paintings The Colonizer and the Colonized—turns his cognizance to the present-day state of affairs of previously colonized peoples. In Decolonization and the Decolonized, Memmi expands his highbrow engagement with the topic and examines the manifold factors of the failure of decolonization efforts during the world.As outspoken and debatable as ever, Memmi initiates a much-needed dialogue of the ex-colonized and refuses to idealize people who are too frequently painted as hapless sufferers. He indicates how, in gentle of a noticeably replaced global, it might be problematic—and even irresponsible—to proceed to installation innovations that have been important and legitimate through the interval of anticolonial struggle.Decolonization and the Decolonized contributes to the most up-tp-date debates on Islamophobia in France, the “new” anti-Semitism, and the unrelenting poverty gripping the African continent. Memmi, who's Jewish, was once born and raised in Tunis, and focuses totally on what he calls the Arab-Muslim situation, whereas additionally incorporating comparisons with South the US, Asia, Black Africa, and the U.S.. In Decolonization and the Decolonized, Memmi has written that infrequent book—a manifesto knowledgeable by way of mind and lively via passion—that will propel public research of the main pressing worldwide concerns to a brand new level.Albert Memmi is professor emeritus of sociology on the collage of Paris, Nanterre, and the writer of Racism (Minnesota, 1997).Robert Bononno, a instructor and translator, lives in big apple urban.

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But it is a pyrrhic victory. The result has been stagnation in every field of life, the sidetracking of human endeavor toward the support of a myth. The recourse to myth, though it may help make life bearable, rarely comes without a price. At the very least it distances one from reality. But isn’t this what the rich and powerful want? The Palestinian question, legitimate but minor, has become symbolically disproportionate. It is part of the trap developed by the privileged to maintain their people in a state of subjection and confusion.

Fiction and Reality If philosophical and political debate has become sterile because it is muzzled or subservient, what about literature? Writers have a marvelous tool at their disposal, imagination, which allows them to make believe. They can attribute to fictional characters things they themselves feel and think. Fifty novels from a given period provide a richer source of insight than tons of newsprint published during the reign of a dictator. Balzac and Maupassant do a better job of reflecting their epoch, its dramas and social milieu, than the conformist analysts of the same period.

It is true that in Muslim countries any suspected apostasy is often punished with death, legal if not actual. As recently as 2002 there were Egyptian magistrates who were ready to jail, torture, and condemn fifty homosexuals. ” In their defense there was no petition by Arab intellectuals, nor by any others, for that matter. Another court ordered that a legitimate couple, two people who loved one another, be separated because one of the two was held to hold perverse opinions. If all Arab-Muslim agnostics would lend a helping hand, the fundamentalists would retreat and the Arab world would be transformed.

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