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 … Continue reading insolence, exile , and the kingdom
The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud read an article on the position of women behind the steering wheel in Saudia Arabia. He did some thinking on this issue (or non-issue, for women are not allowed to have that position) and he wrote this article.
Some are leaving winter and are heading for the summer. Others are leaving summer and are heading for the winter. Whatever season you are in: keep on reading. In the Bookriot one of its contributors recommends a number of books, two books with African roots.
The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud has been struggling with the other Algerian writer Albert camus. One of the results of this struggle is his book Meursault, contre-enquête. This novel now has received a prestigious literary prize in France, the Prix Goncourt.
It is clear that the majority of books written in non-English have not been translated into English. It seems that in bookshops in England you will hardly find a non-English writer that lives and works outside this country. There is a world to win for publishers and readers. PEN encourages translations with its ‘PEN Promotes … Continue reading does kamel daoud need
A fatwa was pronounced. The writer has taken his precautions, but he decided not to leave his country Algeria. The man is Kamel Daoud and he talks with a German newspaper about his situation and his writing. A fatwa cannot stop his thinking and writing.