Abstract

This article examines how Rachid Nini’s Diary of a Clandestine Migrant gives evidence of systemic disempowerment and partly contests it. Availing myself of Giorgio Agamben’s concept of bare life, I show how the text’s thematic pessimism and formal vagrancy are symptomatic of the thwarted promise of emancipation in decolonization’s aftermath.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 148-178
Launched on MUSE
2013-09-18
Open Access
No
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