Algerian literature—both in its French and Arabic flowerings—is a rich one. Francophone Algerian literature has had a significant impact in France and other French-speaking nations; Arabic literature from Algeria has not been as regionally influential, although there are individual exceptions. In any case, both French and Arabic Algerian writing has been under-appreciated by English-language readers.
Al Arabiya reports that—since the start of Ramadan—top-selling Algerian novelist Ahlam Mosteghanemi has been posting advice to women about how to choose a husband.
Thanks to Pebble in my Shoe for alerting me. Tahar Wattar, one of Algeria’s leading Arab-language writers, has died, according to a friend and an Algerian news service. The friend, author Wassini Laaredj, told The Associated Press that Wattar died… Read More ›
Four men have won this year’s Sultan Bin Al Owais Cultural Foundation Awards: a poet, a novelist, a critic, and Galal Amin. (I’m not sure what to call him. An economist? A cultural commentator? The author of What Ever Happened… Read More ›