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Article | 30-November-2018

Travelling toponymy: The contribution of place names to the textual representation of place and memory in Abdellah Taïa’s Une mélancolie Arabe

, comprehensible and hospitable manner. In this article, I argue that the use of place names, toponyms, is an important linguistic tool for the textualisation of space. To examine this argument, I will provide analyses of the use of place names in Abdellah Taïa’s novel Une mélancholie arabe (2008), a text which represents mobility between the West and the Arab world, in the contexts of migration and professional travel. In the novel, place and memory are closely intertwined, and are also crucial dimensions in

Anje Müller Gjesdal

Borderlands, Volume 18 , ISSUE 1, 111–132

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