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Helene Cixous and Eric Prenowitz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639038

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.001.0001

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Letter to Zohra Drif

Letter to Zohra Drif

(p.106) Chapter 6 Letter to Zohra Drif
Volleys of Humanity

Hélène Cixous

Edinburgh University Press

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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