insolence, exile , and the kingdom

Sometimes a book makes a slow start. It is published, but hardly anyone notices the book. Maybe it is due to the publishing house, due to the publicity, or lack of it, due to a perceived obscurity of the place and/or the writer. 

Then a larger publishing house takes over and the book is gathering speed and moving fast forward.

Insolence, Exile, and the KingdomKamel Daoud wrote his book Meursault, contre-enquête. It was published by s small publishing hose in Algeria. A slow start. Then a French publishing house took over and the novel gathered speed.

Here you find an interview with the writer Kamel Daoud on his novel and on Albert Camus, the Algerian writer.



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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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