Books set in Algeria (27)


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A Bookshop in Algiers by Kaouther Adimi EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
In 1936, a young dreamer named Edmond Charlot opened a modest bookshop in Algiers. Once the heart of Algerian cultural life, where Camus launched his first book and the Free French printed propaganda during the war, Charlot's beloved bookshop has been closed for decades, living on as a government lending library. Now it is to be shuttered forever. But as a young man named Ryad empties it of its books, he begins to understand that a bookshop can be much more than just a shop that sells books. A Bookshop in Algiers charts the changing fortunes of Charlot's bookshop through the polit... continue

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Abduction by Anouar Benmalek EN

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Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
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Drawn together by the tortured memory of a massacre years ago, a shared experience binds Mathieu, Tahar and Aziz, and has repercussions for Meriem and Chehra, Aziz's wife and daughter. Chehra is abducted, and the kidnapper's brutal demands and threats of violent torture turn this into a tense thriller. But how far will Aziz go to save his family?

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Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories by Maïssa Bey EN

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Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
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This new translation brings together two of Algerian author Maïssa Bey's important works for the first time in English. "Do You Hear in the Mountains..." is a compelling piece of autofiction in which three destinies meet dramatically on a train moving through France. We meet an Algerian refugee, whom we recognize as Bey herself. She has escaped the civil war and cannot forget her father's commitment to independence nor his death under the torture of the French soldiers. Sitting near her is a retired doctor whose military service in Algeria coincidentally took him to the same area at the time o... continue

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El extranjero by Albert Camus ES

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Mersault, nuestro narrador es un hombre sin atributos. La muerte de su madre lo introduce (o le revela) que no es capaz de sentir nada, ni de comprender el dolor de el resto de los que participan de su funeral. Y así comenzará su deriva, la del sinsentido. Y especialmente frente el sol; el sol eterno, inmutable, todopoderoso. ¿Qué importancia puede tener todo lo demás? Frente al absoluto del sol, como símbolo, todo lo demás es hojarasca, hojas que vuelan llevadas por el viento, insignificancia. Y nuestras acciones y decisiones, cuestiones irrele... continue

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El repudio by Rachid Boudjedra ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
En un modesto departamento frente al mar, Rachid cuenta a su amante francesa una desordenada historia de su vida; esta narración forma parte de la compleja relación de poder de la pareja, y está contada en forma alambricada, obsesivamente fijada en aspectos traumáticos de su vida. Una historia profunda y dolorosa, con una forma de narración que exige mucha atención.

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Hizya

Hizya by Maïssa Bey NL

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Hizya, een 23-jarige Algerijnse vrouw die nog thuis woont, droomt van vrijheid en van de grote liefde in haar leven, maar ze voelt zich beperkt door haar familie, tradities en verplichtingen.

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In The Name of God by Yasmina Khadra EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Imagine becoming accustomed to terror on a daily basis. Imagine finding it normal to betray your neighbor. Imagine your worst fears being replaced by complacency, your natural compassion by cold indifference. In the Name of God illustrates the way evil can become a part of everyday life. And it is the story of Algeria today.

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L'amour, la fantasia : roman by Assia Djebar FR

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Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
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Nous glissons du passé lointain au passé proche, de la troisième personne, à la première ; extraordinaire évocation du père, instituteur de français, de la mère, des cousines, des femmes cloîtrées vives et dont le cri et l'amour nous poursuivent. Assia Djebar, sans conteste la plus grande romancière du Maghreb, nous donne ici son œuvre la plus aboutie.

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L'art de perdre : roman by Alice Zeniter FR

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Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Alors que la France est traversée par une crise identitaire, l'écrivaine s'interroge sur ses origines algériennes dont elle ne connaît rien, du fait du silence douloureux de sa famille. Elle choisit alors de raconter le destin des générations successives, entre la France et l'Algérie. ©Electre 2017.