1e édition des “Rencontres annuelles Méditerranée-Afrique des jeunes écrivaines” à Alger


Something new in the capital of the north African capital Alger. Young writers from northern African countries (bordering the sea) will gather for there first meetup. The National Library of Haman will play an important role in this event. Read more about this meetup here.  

Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: Algerian Literature in Italian


There are some complications in the North African country Algeria. Let me limit myself to the complications in the field of literature. I thought that Algerian literature was written in French, the language of the former colonial masters. And to be honest, most of Algerian literature is indeed written in French. But there is also … Continue reading Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: Algerian Literature in Italian

review of LE VOILE DU SILENCE


What a sad book and this is an understatement. The French / Algerian singer Djura (1949) tells the story of her life in this book that recounts the days she was born in Ifigha (Algeria) and spent her first few years in that North African country. Her father had travelled to France to find work … Continue reading review of LE VOILE DU SILENCE