from the “Diwan Ifrikiya” anthology: Assia Djebar

Assia Djebar — born in Cherchell in 1936 — is of course best known as the major Algerian novelist of her generation (Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade; A Sister to Scheherazade and Women of Algiers in their Apartments, among others). She was also the first Maghrebi woman to become a member of the Académie Française. But as a young writer she also wrote poetry. Here is one of those works, written in Rabat … Read more from the “Diwan Ifrikiya” anthology: Assia Djebar

Call for Papers: Habib Tengour Issue

Expressions maghrébines Revue de la Coordination internationale des chercheurs sur les littératures du Maghreb Appel à articles Les écritures nomades de Habib Tengour vol. 11, no 1, été 2012   Dossier coordonné par Pierre Joris et Sonia Zlitni Fitouri Date limite de soumission des articles : 30 juin 2011   « L’image est souveraine dans le cri de l’aube. » L’Arc et la cicatrice Habib Tengour, écrivain, poète et sociologue algérien, … Read more Call for Papers: Habib Tengour Issue

Nomadic Nomadics

Arrived in Mostaganem, Algeria tonight for a 2 day conference on translation organized by the Amazigh  (i.e. Berber) High Authority at the University here. Thus, with apologies, no postings for the last 3 days as I was traveling from NYC to Luxembourg via Amsterdam for 24 hours in the bosom of the family, then on to Paris for a night at friends & the plane to Oran this afternoon … Read more Nomadic Nomadics