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36 popular algerian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Algeria. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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2084 : The End of the World by Boualem Sansal EN

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A tribute to George Orwell's 1984 and a cry of protest against totalitarianism of all kinds, Sansal's 2084 tells the story of a near future in which religious extremists have established an oppressive caliphate where autonomous thought is forbidden. It is the year 2084. In the kingdom of Abistan--named after the prophet Abi, earthly messenger of the god Yolah--citizens submit to a single god, demonstrating their devotion by kneeling in prayer nine times a day. Autonomous thought has been banned, remembering is forbidden, and an omnipresent surveillance system instantly informs the authorities ... continue

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A Bookshop in Algiers by Kaouther Adimi EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
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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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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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Adolfo Kaminsky : A Forger's Life by Sarah Kaminsky EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Description:
The gripping true story of a life-long forger working for the French Resistance and clandestine organizations, told to his daughter.

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Ce que le jour doit à la nuit by Yasmina Arcady FR

Rating: 4.5 (2 votes)
Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
Description:
Roman d'amour. Roman historique.
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Children of the New World : A Novel of the Algerian War by Assia Djebar EN

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A compelling war novel, as seen by women, sheds light on the current Iraq conflict.

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

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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)
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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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