Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo's Memories of the Maghreb: Transnational Identities in Spanish PDF

By Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo

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Utilizing a cultural experiences procedure, this booklet explores how the Spanish colonization of North Africa keeps to hang-out Spain's efforts to articulate a countrywide id that may accommodate either the country's variety, led to by means of immigration from its previous colonies, and the postnational calls for of its integration within the eu Union.

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In the scene, Rosales, one of the soldiers in the main character’s platoon is telling him about his attempt to force a Maghrebian girl to have sex with him. ‘Well, at first I considered the situation. Things could be going my way, but I had to be careful. The Moorish girl had backed up all the way against the wall, and was looking at me with a combination of fear and savage hatred. No woman from my village had ever looked at me like that. I liked her, but I had to tame her. I spoke to her using the few words that I knew in her language.

Moline considered the question carefully. ‘You are trying to say more than you are saying, Mr. ’ ‘And you know what I am talking about, sergeant. Should we leave this people alone to live in peace or at war, whatever they prefer? Who told us to come and tell them what they have to do? ’ ‘We are here to help them’—said Molina. “To help them do what? We are here to steal the iron from the mines, or because it fits the interests of the other European countries, or the Spanish king’s interests, or everybody else’s interests.

In which, among other things, they once more paid due homage to Lenin’s revolutionary defeatism. Yet curiously the tract makes no explicit reference to the occasion that prompted it: not one allusion to the Rif conflict, no mention of the name of its leader, Abd el-Krim, nor of Morocco. Moreover, even though it was happening on the African continent, the motivating event was immediately dis-Africanized, cast in the mould of Orientalist logic. (5) Díaz-Fernández’s criticism of surrealism proved to be extremely insightful, since it was precisely this playful, geopolitically disembodied nature of surrealist irrationalism what allowed it to coexist with European fascisms without the former destabilizing the later.

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