Kif Tebbi, the colonial archive, between sedimentation and connective memory

  • Gabriele Proglio University of Tunis 'El Manar'; European University Institute.
Keywords: Memory, Colonial archive, Discourse, Hegemony, Novel.

Abstract

This essay analyzes Kif Tebbi, a colonial novel by Luciano Zuccoli, in theoretical and interpretative perspective of the colonial archive. The aim is to problematize and deconstruct the colonial discourse of this writing from the cultural memories' point of view. In particular, the article will discuss two different forms of memory: the sedimentation and connective memory.  

Author Biography

Gabriele Proglio, University of Tunis 'El Manar'; European University Institute.
Gabriele Proglio is Professor in Contemporary History and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Tunis 'El Manar' and Research Fellow at the European University Institute. He is interested in memory studies, colonial history and Mediterranean postcolonial processes, migrations, borders and movements of people across Africa and Fortress Europe. He published Memorie oltre confine. La letteratura postcoloniale italiana in prospettiva storica (ombre corte, 2011), and edited three volumes on the Italian Orientalisms (2011-2013), Subalternità italiane (Aracne 2014), several essays on cultural productions (cinema, literature, photography, journalism) and construction of racial, gender and color stereotypes. He is editing Decolonizing the Mediterranean area. Colonial Cultural Heritages, between Europe and North Africa (Cambridge 2016) and Fortress Europe, Border Lampedusa (Palgrave 2016). His new book Libia 1911-12: immaginari che costruiscono la colonia, che reinventano l'italianità will be publised by Mondadori-Le Monnier (2016).

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Published
2016-03-16
How to Cite
Proglio, G. (2016). <i>Kif Tebbi</i&gt;, the colonial archive, between sedimentation and connective memory. Between, 5(10). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/2035