From state crimes and political murders to family feuds and petty crime, with investigations conducted by professionals or the uninitiated, Algerian crime writers have produced some the most entertaining stories I have read — and are certainly the most vibrant in the Algerian literary corpus.
“A common and conspicuous theme across the suggested texts below is that they are either set within or draw heavily from the national struggle against French colonial rule and its lingering aftermath in Algeria.”
Since 1956, nearly 100 novels, memoirs, and poetry collections written by Algerian writers have appeared in translation. Among these works, a third have appeared since 2010.
For Women in Translation Month, our Algeria editor writes about one of her favorite discoveries, whose La Planète Mauve et Autres Nouvelles should certainly be brought into English By Nadia Ghanem In six […]