Provides a historical and theoretical overview of the subject from the 1940s through today. Shabout recognizes the important distinction between Arabic art and Islamic art. With 32 color plates and 40 b&w photos.
By tracing the cultural production of the Kabyle people--their songs, oral traditions, and literature--from the early 1930s to the end of the twentieth century, Fazia Aïtel shows how they have defined their own culture over time, both within Algeria and in its diaspora.
Examining history not as it was recorded, but as it is remembered, An Incurable Past contextualizes the classist and deeply disappointing post-Nasserist period that has inspired today’s Egyptian revolutionaries.