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Tomboy #2020

Tomboy By Nina Bouraoui Jehanne-Marie Gavarini Marjorie Attignol Salvodon Tomboy How do you live in Algeria when you grow up speaking French with a French mother How do you live in France when you ve spent your childhood in Algeria with an Algerian father Tomboy is the story of a
  • Title: Tomboy
  • Author: Nina Bouraoui Jehanne-Marie Gavarini Marjorie Attignol Salvodon
  • ISBN: 9780803262591
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tomboy By Nina Bouraoui Jehanne-Marie Gavarini Marjorie Attignol Salvodon How do you live in Algeria when you grow up speaking French, with a French mother How do you live in France when you ve spent your childhood in Algeria with an Algerian father Tomboy is the story of a girl whose father calls her Brio, whose alter ego is Amine, and whose mother is a blue eyed blond But who is she Born five years after Algerian independence in 1967, sheHow do you live in Algeria when you grow up speaking French, with a French mother How do you live in France when you ve spent your childhood in Algeria with an Algerian father Tomboy is the story of a girl whose father calls her Brio, whose alter ego is Amine, and whose mother is a blue eyed blond But who is she Born five years after Algerian independence in 1967, she navigates the cultural, emotional, and linguistic boundaries of identity living in a world that doesn t seem to recognize her In this semiautobiographical novel, the young French Algerian author Nina Bouraoui introduces us to a girl who feels that Algeria is the country of men Her childhood years spent in Algeria lead her to explore the borderland between genders as she tries to find her balance between nations, races, and identities With prose modeling the rhythm of the seasons and the sea, Tomboy enters the innermost reality of a life lived on the edge of several cultures.
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    1. Nina Bouraoui Jehanne-Marie Gavarini Marjorie Attignol Salvodon

      Nina Bouraoui born on 31 July 1967 is a French writer born in Rennes, Ille et Vilaine, of an Algerian father and a French mother She spent the first fourteen years of her life in Algiers, then Z rich and Abu Dhabi She now lives in Paris.Her novels are mostly written in the first person and, with the exception of Avant les hommes Before the Men , have been said by the author to be works of auto fiction This is even the case for Le Bal des Mur nes The ball of moray eels , which, like Avant les hommes, has a male narrator Since writing her first novel in 1991, Bouraoui has affirmed the influence of Marguerite Duras in her work, although the life narratives and works many other artists are also to be found in her novels and songs This is particularly true of Mes Mauvaises Pens es My Bad Thoughts which bears the imprint of Herv Guibert, Annie Ernaux, David Lynch, Eileen Gray, and Violette Leduc amongst others Questions of identity, desire, memory, writing, childhood and celebrity culture are some of the major themes of her work.

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    1. Writers are dangerous people They are obsessed with truth, their own truth Writers are childish they report, they tattle, they cannot keep anything to themselves One should not socialize with them They force you to lie, to dissimulate, and defend yourself later.I d rather read an open heart surgery than a dance, a tower, or a painting All art lies, but your pain does not, so the first might as well hurt in the effort of healing There s Harding, and Wolf, and Vera, and so many others who take to [...]


    2. I ve always felt illegal at passport checkpoints Without correct papers Always expect to be ejected from the line of passengers, surrounded and seized by two police officers, then taken to a small room Who are you Where are you from Where are you going Apparently largely autobiographical, Tomboy is the story of Yasmina Nina Jasmine, born to an Algerian father and a French mother only a few years after the very bloody liberation war, growing up in Algiers with a boy for a best friend, which works [...]


    3. This is a book about in between ness About a young woman searching for her identity and finding that it doesn t fit neatly into any of the categories she sees around her Nina is the daughter of an Algerian father and a French mother, living in Algeria during a time of rising conflict between Algeria and France, and her identity is being pulled apart at the seams.Nina s state of being in between in terms of national and cultural identity is mirrored in her struggle with her sexual identity The En [...]



    4. From the back cover blurb, i was expecting an interesting book about a trans man in Algeria This wasn t it at all This was an obviously very depressed person s account of how horrible it is to be biracial and not belonging anywhere, but applied as a generalization for all biracial kids, or at least all french algerian kids In an incredibly repetitive flow of consciousness style.With occasional mention of gender identity issues.Honestly, read the first 3 pages, and you ll have read the whole book [...]


    5. This is difficult to rate, since it s not your typical kind of book, but just one long struggle for identity I found some parts very good and pertinent, but quite a lot of the text felt superfluous and overly repetitive On the other hand, the repetition serves a purpose and sets a certain mood Perhaps this book is interesting if you ve read the rest of Bouraoui s books.


    6. Nina Bouraoui s semiautobiographical novel TOMBOY is just beautiful and reads like a collection of prose poems In this particular work, Bouraoui s writing reminds me of Marguerite Duras s own semiautobiographical novel THE LOVER Reading TOMBOY in light of Edward Said s essay Reflection on Exile illustrates the idea that the pathos of exile is in the loss of contact with the solidity and the satisfaction of the earth homecoming is out of the question, and in Bouraoui s case, as in the case of all [...]


    7. Ce qui frappe en premier c est ce format d criture insolite et fragment , n anmoins je l appr cie de plus en plus je pense que Bouraoui essaye de briser la langue fran aise, l offenser, la tourmenter, cette langue qu on lui a impos Le symbolisme est omnipr sent Amine c est l Alg rie, la France c est Nina la femme, Algers c est Nina le gar on, l Italie c est Nina le corps sexuel En court je le recommande aux jeunes ames reveuses perdues nostalgiques Ce fut un plaisir supreme de lire Bouraoui La f [...]


    8. S ttet den r skriven p r bokens styrka s v l som svaghet Nina Bouraqui skriver oerh rt poetiskt i korta fragmentariska meningar, ibland bara enstaka ord Men varje mening har betydelse, en laddning S litet sidantal till trots tog den tid att l sa Men det var v rt det.



    9. To be completely honest this was a one star experience for me But that s just the thing that was just my experience, and while I did not like it I can understand why a lot of other people did.I guess the story was alright but I really did not care at all for the writing I had a hard time following exactly what happened and than once my mind slipped from the story to other things and thoughts I think it might have helped if there had been any conversation, but on the other hand I have read books [...]


    10. Love the way she describes her Algerian side, so much vibrant than her French side Also her tomboy side and how that put her in conflict with herself The details about when the violence begins in Algeria are excellent, the little changes how she can no longer play in the park of the R sidence where she lives, apparently a big apartment complex that is French only and chic and the big shocking scenes, as when her mother s car is stopped on the road by a hand made roadblock made by children with [...]


    11. Ce livre m a mue et int ress e Et derri re le cimeti re Montparnasse H , Rachel H , Sarah H , salope Et la sortie du Bon March Alors a c est Cohen Benguigui ou peut tre m me Abdulmachinhose Et mon silence toujours Et l encore des petites vip res enroul es mon cou Toi tu n es pas comme les autres Ou Tu fais pas Tu pourrais m me faire italienne Et a Ah bon Tu as une amie qui s appelle Yasmina, toi Et mon silence toujours Parce que ma voix n est rien Elle s chappe comme du vent Bien s r qu il ne fa [...]


    12. An amazing survey or hybrid identitites, Nina is a black white boy girl who struggles to integrate her conflicting notions of race, gender and sexuality This fictional memoir actually offers a very sophisticated queering or trans lifestyles and issues, as well as a powerful illustration of the contemporary racial dynamics of France s colonization of Algeria In this novel, the author portrays the diasporic nature of racial hierarchies, the complicated essence of queer erotics, and a very nuanced [...]


    13. CD, I m so sorry that you re probably sitting down right now somewhere and finishing this, because honestly s kind of balls There are a handful of good scenes, but as our dear sweet wonderful angelic classmate Anne put it, the repetition gives me motion sickness I ve never seen someone enjoy beating a dead horse quite so much Good luck with the rest of it, friend.


    14. A little repetitive, clearly a constant internal struggle that she didn t get over the entire book It gave good insight to what she could have been going through, just a bit extensive The topic never changed It was an internal struggle between her two nationalities then with her feeling like a tomboy Read it for the cultural aspect if you want, but I don t know I would recommend it.


    15. Wow, this was such a great book to read for class It s so well written and I loved how poetic the language was I d definitely recommend this to anyone who wanted to learn about identity struggles and about personal connections to Algeria.



    16. J ai eu du mal rentrer dans cette criture peu de phrases de de 5 mots , mais au final j ai t assez touch par la sensibilit du propos


    17. Did not enjoy this book It was very repetitive and the story and characters did not keep me interested.


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