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Of Imposture and Incompetence: Paul Smaïl's "Vivre me tue"

Paul Smaïl's "Vivre me tue" was marketed as a demonstration of the importance of artistic talent and the irrelevance of ethnic origins in determining the value of a literary text. Yet these claims are repeatedly contradicted by references to the author's Maghrebi (North African) origins, which... Full description

1st Person: Begag, Azouz
Additional Persons: Hargreaves, Alec G. verfasserin
Source: in Research in African literatures Vol. 37, No. 1 (2006), p. 55-71
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2006
Keywords: research-article
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