Exeter Fellow Professor Jane Hiddleston launches latest book
Tuesday 16 March marked the launch of a new book, co-edited by Professor Jane Hiddleston, Fellow at Exeter College and Professor of Literatures in French, entitled Abdelkébir Khatibi: Postcolonialism, Transnationalism and Culture in the Maghreb and Beyond.
Abdelkébir Khatibi (1938–2009) is one of the greatest Moroccan thinkers, and one of the most important theorists of both postcolonialism and Islamic culture of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. More than a writer, a sociologist or a thinker, Khatibi was a leading figure and an eclectic intellectual whose erudite works can still inform and enrich current reflections on the future of postcolonialism and the development of intercultural and transnational studies. Abdelkébir Khatibi – Postcolonialism, Transnationalism, and Culture in the Maghreb and Beyond introduces his works to Anglophone readers, tracing his development from the early work on sociology in Morocco to his literary and aesthetic works championing transnationalism and multilingualism.
Abdelkébir Khatibi: Postcolonialism, Transnationalism and Culture in the Maghreb and Beyond is published by Liverpool University Press, co-edited by Professor Hiddleston and Dr Khalid Lyamlahy (Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, the University of Chicago). Nasrin Qader (Northwestern University) describes the book as ‘a significant contribution to scholarship on the multifaceted and complex work of this original literary and cultural voice’.