The Woyingi Blog

North African Literature

This is a list of the North African Literature that I have in my possession. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all North African Writers.

Algeria

Aziz Chouaki

The Stars of Algiers (Novel translated from French)

Interview (2006) in English available online

Video Interview (2008) in French available online

Video Excerpts and Interviews in French about Chouaki’s play “Les coloniaux” available online

Aziz Chouaki’s Website

Mohammed Dib

The Companion (Short Story translated into English available online)

Profile in English available online

Assia Djebar

L’Amour, la fantasia (Novel) Excerpt translated into English available online

Oran, langue morte (Short Stories)

La femme sans sépulture (Novel)

Women of Algiers in Their Apartment (Short Story translated into English available online)

The Present and Future of Francophone Studies (Lecture available online)

Interview (2008) in English available online

Profile in English available online

Profile in French available online

Extensive Profile in French available online

La relation Père-Fils dans l’Amour la Fantasia d’Assia Djebbar et Bandarshah Tayeb Salah (essay available online)

The Quest for Body and Voice in Assia Djebar’s So Vast the Prison by S. R. Idrissi (academic essay available online)

Writing as Resistance: Assia Djebar’s Vaste est la prison by Joyce Lazarus (essay available online)

Herstory and Algeria’s Zina: A Dual-Reading of Assia Djebar’s: Women of Algiers in their Apartment, by Alexandra Nargiz Jérôme (essay available online)

Reconciling Arabo-Islamic culture and feminist consciousness in North African women’s writing: Silence and voice in the short stories of Alifa Rifaat and Assia Djebar by Naomi Nkealah (essay available online)

Assia Djebar Elected to French Academy: Immortal Sycophant or Courageous Humanist? by Lynne Rogers (article available online)

Mouloud Feraoun

Le fils du pauvre (Novel) Study Questions in French available online

Video Interview in French available online

Profile in French available online

Mohammed Hammadi

Les flots du Guadalquivir (Novel)

Zehira Houfani-Berfas

Lettre d’une musulmane aux Nord-Américaines (Politics)

Yasmina Khadra

Wolf Dreams (Novel) Excerpt available online

L’attentat (Novel)

Interview (2005) in English available online

Interview (2008) in English available online

Yasmina Khadra’s Website

Marnia Lazreg

The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question (Women’s Studies)

History Repeats Itself: France in Algeria, the US in Iraq (Article available online)

Interview (2009) available online

Interview (2010) available online

Ali Merad

Christian Hermit in an Islamic Land: A Muslim’s View of Charles d Foucauld (Biography)

Malika Mokeddem

Mes hommes (Novel)

Profile in English available online

Malika Mokeddem La passion des langues : Jaillissement de la creation et itinéraire d’une vie by Dr. Zoubida Belaghoueg (essay available online)

The Fairy Tale Element in Malika Mokeddem’s Le Siècle des sauterelles by Jane Evans (essay available online)

Ahlam Mosteghanemi

Memory in the Flesh (Novel)

Ahlam Mosteghanemi’s Website

Fettouma Touati

Desperate Spring (Novel)

Stepmothers and motherless girls in narratives from Kabylia, Algeria: Oral and written productions by Daniela Merolla (essay available online)

Tahir Wattar

The Earthquake (Novel)

Kateb Yacine

Nedjma (Novel)

Video Interview in French available online

Video Interview in French about Albert Camus available online

Profile (2009)  in French in Le monde diplomatique available online

Profile (1999) in French in Le monde diplomatique available online

Kateb Yacine: Nedjma by Charles Bonn (academic text available online)

Nation et genre dans Nedjma de Kateb Yacine by V. Ofte (essay available online)

 

Libya

Ali Abdullatif Ahmida

The Making of Modern Libya: State Formation, Colonization, and Resistance, 1830-1932 (History)

 Identity, Cultural  Encounter, and Alienation in the Trilogy of the Libyan Writer Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Faqih (Essay available online)

Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Fagih

The Locusts (Short Story translated by Ethan Chorin available online)

Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Fagih’s Website

Identity, Cultural  Encounter, and Alienation in the Trilogy of the Libyan Writer Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Faqih (essay available online)

Mansour O. El-Kikhia

Libya’s Qaddafi: The Politics of Contradiction (Politics)

Interview (2003) available online

Mansour O. El-Kikhia’s Blog

Hisham Matar

In the Country of Men (Novel)

‘I just want to know what happened to my father’ (Article available online)

Letter from Gaza (Article available online)

Interview (2007) available online

Interview (2010) in The Guardian available online

Interview (2010) in The New Statesman available online

Interview (2010) in The Telegraph available online

Muammar Qaddafi

Escape to Hell and other stories (Short Stories)

Translating Libya: The Modern Libyan Short Story collected by Ethan Chorin

 

Morocco

Leila Abouzeid

Year of the Elephant (Short Stories)

Islam, gender, and identity in Leila Abouzeid’s the last chapter: a postcolonial critique by T. Khannous (essay available online)

Samir Amin

Eurocentrism (History/Politics)

Political Islam and Historical Materialism: An Exchange (Article available online)

The Battlefields Chosen by Contemporary Imperialism: Conditions for an Effective Response from the South (Article available online)

Kebir M. Ammi

Abd el-Kader (Biography in French)

Tahar Ben Jelloun

L’Homme rompu (Novel)

La nuit sacrée (Novel)

Tahar Ben Jelloun’s Website

Driss Chraibi

La Mère du printemps (Novel)

L’inspecteur Ali (Novel)

La civilisation, ma mère!… (Novel)

Abdellah Hammoudi

A Season in Mecca: Narrative of a Pilgrimage (Religion/Anthropology translated from the French) Excerpt in English available online

Interview in French available online

Bensalem Himmich

The Theocrat (Novel)

Laila Lalami

Days of Terror (Article available online)

Cliches and capital letters: On Martin Amis (Article available online)

So to Speak (Essay available online)

Interview (2008) available online

Interview in African Writing Online

Review of Lalami’s Secret Son available online

Laila Lalami’s Website

Laila Lalami’s Blog

Abdallah Laroui

The Crisis of the Arab Intellectual: Traditionalism or Historicism (Politics)

Islam et Histoire (Religion/History)

Interview (2005) in French available online

Interview (2009) in French available online

Profile in English available online

The Embourgeoisement of Revolutionary Regimes: Reflections on Abdallah Laroui by M. Katz (essay available online)

Anounar Majid

Si Yussef (Novel)

Killing the Prophet : The Spanish Exception (Article available online)

Educating Ourselves into Coexistence (Article available online)

The Case for the Humanities (Article available online)

The Future of Knowledge (Article available online)

Interview (2007) with Bill Moyers available online

Interview (2008) available online

Review of Majid’s Freedom and Orthodoxy available online

Review of Unveiling Traditions: Postcolonial Islam in a Polycentric World available online

Website of Tingis Magazine: A Moroccan American Magazine of Ideas and Culture

Mouloud Mammeri

La colline oubliée (Novel)

Video Interview in French available online

Profile (1984) in French available online

Profile (2010) in French available online

Relecture de La Colline oubliée de Mouloud Mammeri by Nadjia Lacete-Tigziri (essay available online)

Tradition et subversion dans l’œuvre de Mouloud Mammeri by Anne Roche (essay available online)

Website dedicated to the life and work of Mammeri

Fatema Mernissi

Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern World (Religion/Sociology translated from French)

Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in a Modern Muslim Society (Religion/Sociology)

The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam (Religion/Sociology)

Doing Daily Battle: Interviews with Moroccan Women (Women’s Studies/Sociology)

Rêves de femmes: Une enfance au harem (Memoir translated into French)

Love in Digital Islam: Why Ibn Hazm is a Success on the Internet (Article available online)

Why was China an enchanted land in my childhood? (Article available online)

Interview (2010) in English available online

Fatema Mernissi’s Website

Magali Morsy

North Africa 1800-1900: A Survey From the Nile Valley to the Atlantic (History)

Nedjma

L’amande (Novel)

Interview (2004) in French available online

Fatéma Oufkir

Les Jardins du roi (Memoir)

Malika Oufkir

Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail (with Michèle Fitoussi, translated from French) Reading Group Questions available online

Interview (2000) in English available online

Interview (2001) in English available online

Malika Oufkir: the American Making of a Moroccan Star by M. Ghambou (essay available online)

Ahmed Séfrioui

Le chapelet d’ambre (Short Stories)

Profile in French available online

Le Chapelet d’ambre de Ahmed Séfrioui: la escritura como ascesis by Adelaida Porras Medrano (essay in Spanish available online)

 

Tunisia

Tahar Belkhodja

Les trois décennies Bourguiba (History/Biography/Politics)

Fayçal Bey

La Dernière Odalisque (Novel)

Interview in French available online

Website of the film Les Beys de Tunis: une monarchie dans le tourmante coloniale about Bey’s Family

Abdelwahab Bouhdiba

Sexuality in Islam (Islamic Studies) Excerpt available online

The Message of Islam  (Essay available online)

Profile in French available online

Profile from UNESCO available online

Mohamed Charfi

Islam and Liberty: The Historical Misunderstanding (Religion/Politics)

Video Interview available online

Obituary in French availale online

Website of Perspectives tunisiennes (founded by Charfi)

Mounira M. Charrad

States and Women’s Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco (Women’s Studies/Politics)

Monia Hejaiej

Behind Closed Doors: Women’s Oral Narratives in Tunis (Women’s Studies)

The Motif of the Patient Wife in Muslim and Western Literature and Folklore (Academic Essay availalbe online)

Ibn Khaldun

The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History (History/Philosophical Text available online)

Decolonizing Modernity: Ibn Khaldun and Modern Historiography by S. Adem  (essay available online)

Ibn Khaldun’s Philosophy of Management and Work by Sajjad Chowdhry (essay available online)

Ibn Khaldun and the Rise and Fall of Empires by Caroline Stone (essay available online)

Abdelwahab Meddeb

La maladie de l’islam (Religion/Politics)

The Pornography of Horror (Article available online) German Version

Islam and the Enlightment: Between Ebb and Flow (Essay available online)

Lettre Ulysses Award Speech (2004) in French available online

Interview (2003) in English available online

Interview (2006) in English available online (German Version)

Nine Moati

Les belles de Tunis (Novel)

Interview in French available online

Shams Nadir

The Astrolabe of the Sea (Novel)

Hassan Nasr

Return to Dar al-Basha (Novel)

My Father’s Ox (Short Story available online)

Syrine

Quand la mer aura des ailes (Novel)

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  1. Dam Timothy said, on March 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    U’ve done a wonderful work. However, emphasis should also be placed on Drama & Poetry, it should’nt be only on the Prose genre.


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