the french literati and the arab world do a complicated dance


There is a strong connection between France and the northern countries of Africa. These countries have been yoked with the colonial master. Since independence these contacts have not disappeared. People who find it hard to live in one of these countries move to France. Books from many authors are written in the French language.  In … Continue reading the french literati and the arab world do a complicated dance

grand prix de l’académie française


The wise jury could not make a decision, not a choice between the two writers. So the Académie française has given the Grand Prix to two writers, one from Tunesia and the other from Algeria. Their names are Hédi Kaddour and Boualem Sansal.

la vocation de l’islam


We can read the voice of the Algerian writer Boualem Sandal again. He is a man and a writer who has experienced the socalled peaceful approach of islam at first hand in his own country. He once was denied a literary prize by the Arab sponsors, when the sponsors found out he had travelled to … Continue reading la vocation de l’islam

la passivité des musulmans est mortelle»


Here is another voice from Africa. This will be voice number 10. This man of the voice is the Algerian writer Boualem Sansal. He talks about the passive attitude of muslims in the French newspaper Le Figaro (based on the magazine L’Express).  He does not agree with the slogan ‘Je suis Charlie’, for it excludes … Continue reading la passivité des musulmans est mortelle»

a ce point, la passivité


The Algerian writer Boualem Sansal knows what it is to feel the wrath of other people for his opinion and his actions. Once he was awarded a literary prize, but later on the prize was denied him, because he had gone to Israel.   Read what Boualem Sansal has to say about the events at … Continue reading a ce point, la passivité