Translations of 3 Maghrebi Works Longlisted for 2021 NTA Poetry Awards

utstanding Maghrebi collections have made the twelve-book longlist for the 2021 National Translation Award in Poetry.

Friday Finds: ‘Francophone Algerian Poets’

"Algerian Francophone literature is, one could say, a child of the twentieth century. It has its origins both in the struggle for independence—gained in 1962—and in Algerians’ determination to recount their own collective history and individual histories with the tools and resources of the French educational system, with its literature, past, and poetry, imposed on Algeria when it was a colony of France."