Marjorie A. Crawford Literature Seminar 2018-2019

The Bitterroot Public Library is please

to sponsor with the family of

Marjorie A. Crawford

this season's literature seminar.

These lectures are given by 

Shawn Wathen and are free

and open to the public.

Classes are held in the

basement meeting room of the

Bitterroot Public Library 9:30-11:30 am.


Event date: 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Event address: 

306 State Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry: Algerian Stories Cover Image
By Assia Djebar, Tegan Raleigh (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781583227879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seven Stories Press - January 5th, 2010

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar's The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist. All the stories were written in 1995 and 1996--a time when, by official accounts, some two hundred thousand Algerians were killed in Islamist assassinations and government army reprisals. Each story grew from a real conversation on the streets of Paris between the author and fellow Algerians about what was happening in their native land. 
Contemporary events are joined on the page by classical themes in Arab literature, whether in the form of Berber texts sung by the women of the Mzab or the tales from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry beautifully explores the conflicting realities of the role of women in the Arab world. With renowned and unparalleled skill, Assia Djebar gives voice to her longing for a world she has put behind her.