Review: “The Last One” by Fatima Daas

Fatima Daas The Last One

Fatima Daas’s The Last One is an autobiographical novel that presents an original and complex exploration of identity. A portrait of the protagonist, also called Fatima Daas, emerges through a series of vignettes that jump across time but take us ultimately from her childhood to her twenty-ninth birthday. We learn that Fatima was born in the Parisian banlieues to Algerian parents, that she is the ‘mazoziya’ (the youngest daughter or ‘last one’ in Algerian Arabic)…

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