Last week I bought a secondhand book written by Albert Camus. I had thrown away my previous copy. I did not realise at the time that Camus was strongly rooted in Algeria. To me Camus was linked to France, existantialism, Sartre. I have to catch up with the North African writing scene, that is for sure!
Albert Camus is present in the novel ‘Meursault, contre-enquête” by the Algerian writer Kamel Daoud. Daoud picks up threads from the 1942 novel by Camus, titled ‘The Stranger’.
Kamel Daoud came very close in winning a prestigious literary prize in France. He was two votes waway from the Goncourt Prize.