Suspend Your Disbelief

Jennifer Solheim

Contributing Editor

Jennifer Solheim is a French scholar and fiction writer. She is the author of The Performance of Listening in Postcolonial Francophone Culture (Liverpool University Press, 2018). Her fiction and essays have been published at ConfrontationMonkeybicycleThe Pinch, and Poets & Writers, among others. More about her work at www.jennifersolheim.com.


Articles

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The Monstrous Complicity of Leila Slimani’s The Perfect Nanny

“In Slimani’s novel, the burden placed upon women to care for children balances alongside the treatment and perceptions of immigrant women. And rendering these issues to subtext, rather than treating them head-on and politically, the narrative forces the reader to become complicit in the shoddy treatment of others for the sake of convenience and creature comforts.”


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The Art of Making Ghosts Live: on The Meursault Investigation

Jennifer Solheim on Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation: “Through Harun, Daoud explores both the ethics of Camus creating a nameless Arab character to kill on the beach as part of a philosophical exploration, and the horror of a pied noir being canonized for killing an Arab.”




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