Paris in the Present Tense

08 July 2020 | By Mark Helprin | Filed in: algeria.

Mark Helprin s powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well known, inescapable glories n nSeventy four year old Jules Lacour a ma tre at Paris Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust must find a b

The Dictator's Last Night

08 July 2020 | By Yasmina Khadra | Filed in: algeria.

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER n n People say I am a megalomaniac It is not true I am an exceptional being, providence incarnate, envied by the gods, able to make a faith of his cause n nOctober 2011 In the dying days of the Libyan civil war, Muammar Gaddafi is hiding out in his home town of Sirte al

Nos richesses

08 July 2020 | By Kaouther Adimi | Filed in: algeria.

En 1935, Edmond Charlot a vingt ans et il rentre Alger avec une seule id e en t te, prendre exemple sur Adrienne Monnier et sa librairie parisienne Charlot le sait, sa vocation est de choisir, d accoucher, de promouvoir de jeunes crivains de la M diterran e, sans distinction de langue ou de reli

Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

08 July 2020 | By Alice Kaplan | Filed in: algeria.

The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus s novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold than six million copies It s the rare novel that s as at likely to be found in a teen s backpack as in a graduate philosophy

L'Art de perdre

08 July 2020 | By Alice Zeniter | Filed in: algeria.

L Alg rie dont est originaire sa famille n a longtemps t pour Na ma qu une toile de fond sans grand int r t Pourtant, dans une soci t fran aise travers e par les questions identitaires, tout semble vouloir la renvoyer ses origines Mais quel lien pourrait elle avoir avec une histoire familiale

Algeria Is Beautiful Like America

08 July 2020 | By Olivia Burton | Filed in: algeria.

Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, a Black Foot a Pied Noir, the French term for Christian and Jewish settlers of French Algeria who emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence After her grandmother s death, Olivia found some of her grand

2084: La fin du monde

08 July 2020 | By Boualem Sansal | Filed in: algeria.

L Abistan, immense empire, tire son nom du proph te Abi, d l gu de Y lah sur terre Son syst me est fond sur l amn sie et la soumission au dieu unique Toute pens e personnelle est bannie, un syst me de surveillance omnipr sent permet de conna tre les id es et les actes d viants Officiellement,

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

08 July 2020 | By Zohra Drif | Filed in: algeria.

This gripping insider s account chronicles how and why a young woman in 1950s Algiers joined the armed wing of Algeria s national liberation movement to combat her country s French occupiers When the movement s leaders turned to Drif and her female colleagues to conduct attacks in retaliation for F