Posts tagged "Algeria"
Solidarity with Threatened Algerian Novelist Kamel Daoud

Solidarity with Threatened Algerian Novelist Kamel Daoud

Our friends at Arabic Literature (in English) recently posted the disturbing news of a call by Algerian Salafi leader Abdelfatah Hamadache — called “un obscure salafiste” by the paper Le Matin — for the death of award-winning Algerian novelist Kamel Daoud.   On December 16, Salafi leader Abdelfatah Hamadache declared a fatwa condemning the writer and journalist Kamel Daoud to death. The declaration to...
The Poet Cannot Stand Aside: Arabic Literature and Exile

The Poet Cannot Stand Aside: Arabic Literature and Exile

Marcia Lynx Qualey, whose blog Arabic Literature (in English) we cannot but admire, has published this remarkable analysis in Words without Borders, as part of their September issue on Exile. We highly recommend both sites to everyone who is really interested in what goes on in world literatures. Fourteen hundred years ago and more, the poet-prince...
Arabic Literature: 12 shortish short stories for your reading pleasure

Arabic Literature: 12 shortish short stories for your reading pleasure

Our friends at Arabic Literature (in English) contributed 12 short stories for the International Short Story Day, which was held last Saturday, which, of course, was the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Here is the impressive list of authors, which includes some of the great names of Arabic literatures: “Bloodred Dew,”...