For the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the independence of Algeria
Yasmina Khadra has always been passionately interested in anything to do with his country of origin and has, what’s more, given voice to this passion through his many articles and novels treating all threats and dangers with scorn.
In this work, Yasmina Khadra, the Algerian who writes in French, delivers onto the page a true declaration of love for his country.
From Constantine in the Great South, taking in Oran, Algiers, Tizi, Ouzou, Rio Salado and Zahara, Yasmina Khadra holds out his hand and takes us to discover his Algeria. As with the impressionists, betwixt autobiographical narrative and a poetic fable, the text he offers is of rare intensity.
He has entrusted Reza, the humanitarian photographer, with the task of portraying his memories through photography and revealing a country where he still hopes for greater freedom and more tolerance. With each destination and encounter Yasmina Khadra and Reza sublimate an Algeria preparing to celebrate its fifty years of independence.
“Algeria has always been plural with its Algerian-born French, Algerians, French, Spanish, Greek, Jews, Berbers, Tuaregs… It is when we try to reduce it to one single identity that it disintegrates”
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- Format : 280 x 330 mm
- Number of pages : 208 pages
- Date of publication : October 4, 2012
- ISBN : 9782749916637
- Publisher : Michel Lafon
- Cover: Hard