Earlier this month a fatwa was declared on Algerian writer Kamel Daoud. A local imam of Salafist persuasion declared the fatwa. The writer himself wants to take legal action. He gets support from other writers and readers who declare “Nous sommes tous des Kamel Daoud!”
You might know about Salmon Rushdie, the writer who is in hiding due to a fatwa that was directed at him. Now here is another writer, the Algerian Kamel Daoud. An Algerian leader of the Salafists has pronounced this deathsentence. Read more about it here.
There is a problem in Algeria. A muslim cleric has uttered a fatwah because the writer Kamel Daoud has said and written things that according to the cleric show his apostasy. Algerians have asked the government to intervene. The Algerian government is not always on good speaking terms with writers, e.g. the books by Boualem … Continue reading algérie: des artistes en quête
I am sure the fifty shades of grey had more readers than the writer Kamel Daoud. He writes about 50 shades of hate. A salafist disagrees with his writings and has announced a fatwa. In this article Kamel Daoud writes about the impact of it. My advice: Read Kamel Daoud.
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 … Continue reading near miss for algeria’s
I never came across his name in a list of African writers who won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Still the writer Albert Camus was born in Africa, in Algeria to be precise, to be more precise in Mondovi (now Dréan). Two years ago the local authorities placed a plaque at the house where he … Continue reading ein nobelpreisträger wird korrigiert