Amour bilingue. Front Cover. Abdelkebir Khatibi. Ed. EDDIF, – pages Bibliographic information. QR code for Amour bilingue. Love in Two Languages, translated from the original French novel Amour bilingue by Abdelkebir Khatibi, is a lyrical, haunting account of a love affair between an. The Moroccan writer Abdelkébir Khatibi’s Love in Two Languages (; Amour bilingue) uses the vehicular restriction of French to represent a polylingual.

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However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Where thinking suddenly stops in a constellation saturated with tensions, it gives that constellation a shock. For Khatibi, Bilingualism is a decolonizing process that decentres the dichotomy of the Same and Other, Superior and Inferior etc.

Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Recalling a French word in his mind stirs a fluctuation of other words in Arabic and vice versa, and at that moment the character loses his words and jumbles up the languages in which he utters them. Language acquisition is an acceptance of a body of beliefs, customs, traditions and religion. My objective was also to maintain myself in this gap, carrying it into a listening where all appositions between dead ampur and living language would be forbidden, where everything that unites through separation and everything that separates by continually translating itself would be bioingue.

The text speaks in two tongues. Qtd in selected writings. Maghrebi literatures in the French expression re-mould the two languages; they cut their origins off and wed them together. From one to the other [he means Maghrebian narratives] there plays out a constant translation and a dialogue en abyme, extremely difficult to bring to the light To put it clearly enough, this kind of texts stirs bilingur amongst the signs, violence which takes place when signs cross and intersect each other.

The Maghrebi writer claims that there is no return to something called origins, and about this Abdelkebir Khatibi rhetorically wonders where is such a site? The Maghrebi writer sets through Bi-langue his maternal language at work in the French text, whereby a French text is filled up with subtexts corresponding to the maternal culture and identity.


When I speak to you, I sense my mother tongue moving in a double fluctuation, one silent a so gutteral silence and the other turning in the void.

In the text, Bilingualism is at work subverting hierarchies of Manichean dichotomies of Self and Other; the Bi-langue in the text is in a decolonizing process which turns: State University of New York Press, Fighting for a post-colonial space ………………………………………………………………. Before we delve deep into the implications of the title in relation with Amour bilingue, let us see the title of the novel first.

Expressions and sentences are filled up with traditional and folklore epithets and idioms. You already recently rated this item. Please create bilinvue new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.

Bilingualism, as the paper discusses, is a question of identity and what it entails. I am therefore a text of that tearing out.

Amour bilingue

His learning of the Braille could palliate biingue suffering, and could help voicing his self away from the complexity of thinking in two languages. Experimenting Bi-lingualism ………………………………………………………………………… 20 — 22 1.

List of writers Women writers Moroccan literature Arabic Tamazight. You may send this item to up to five recipients. The outcome is a state of non-belonging; the bilingual self tries to inhabit itself between two differing and conflicting identities. Fordham University Press, The University of Chicago Press: But, I am also happy, for it is a precious chance to read through the colonial experience and its results that fortunately I did not then witness.

About this confusion of sentences, Khatibi in many of his books stresses this semiotic violence that subverts the thinking of the bilingual self as well as their writing.

Actually that is the core question of this section and which we will try to answer. Identity here means language and culture in the first place. Origins are, in Bilingualism, at stake and even more they never matter.


For the Moroccan writer, writing in French and being hybrid denote what Walter Benjamin describes as: What results then is a perpetual suffering from the failure of both languages to articulate a double self.

Khatibi criticizes deconstructively this long-held attitude about the colonized and colonizer and subverts this discourse into a hybrid existence of Bilingualism and Biculturalism.

In the sense that I discover that that single national identity that I once believed in and held darling to my heart is but a phantasmagoria. Khatibi, Abdelkebir, Amour bilingue.

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I did not dare to embrace those two deaf-mutes in Damascus. The fully unified, completed, secure, and coherent identity is a fantasy, Instead, as the systems of meaning and cultural representation [of colonialism] multiply; we are confronted by a bewildering, fleeting multiplicity of possible identities.

The self took new dimensions of identification based only on the restlessness of the painful experience of double- identity and of dual experience of thought. This is the Bi-langue.

Beyond the Mother Tongue: This fact is viewed in the work of Abdelkebir Khatibi Amour Bilingue as well as in his book Maghreb Pluriel where he puts: To have a language is to identify the self to a culture, and in the case of bilingualism one is faced with a double being, a hybrid khatbii, and a conflict of thought. To speak means khativi be in a position to use certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.