The contact between oriental and occidental world is always presented as problematic and conflicts but in “la civilization ma mère”DRISS CHRAIBI presented this relationship as favorable and positive.
In this article we are presenting how the writer pacifies these two worlds, in the story the mother which symbolizes the orient (traditional -ignorance) makes a first contact with the occident world by two means radio and television (two important symbols of occidental civilization), a perfect harmony is created between two different worlds bytaking what is good and benefit from the occidental civilization and keeping contact with traditions and origins.
"La quête d’une dialectique de l’Occident et de l’Orient dans La Civilisation, ma mère !... de Driss Chraïbi,"
Dirassat: Vol. 20
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/dirassat/vol20/iss21/2