Sonia Assa

Sonia Assa received her License ès Lettres from the University of Paris-Nanterre and her Ph.D. from New York University. She is an Associate Professor at the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, where she teaches French and Spanish literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She lectures and writes on French and Francophone women writers and filmmakers.

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Elissa Rhaïs

Elissa Rhaïs’s literary fortune was an unusual one. Her novels and short stories, set in exotic Algeria, were a great success among readers of the années folles and were also praised by critics who admired her acute perception of the Muslim soul.

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