The Dictator's Last Night

The Dictator's Last NightTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER People say I am a megalomaniac It is not true I am an exceptional being, providence incarnate, envied by the gods, able to make a faith of his cause October 2011 In the dying days of the Libyan civil war, Muammar Gaddafi is hiding out in his home town of Sirte alon

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L'Art de perdre

L'Art de perdreL Alg rie dont est originaire sa famille n a longtemps t pour Na ma qu une toile de fond sans grand int r t Pourtant, dans une soci t fran aise travers e par les questions identitaires, tout semble vouloir la renvoyer ses origines Mais quel lien pourrait elle avoir avec une histoire familiale

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Paris in the Present Tense

Paris in the Present TenseMark Helprin s powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well known, inescapable glories Seventy four year old Jules Lacour a ma tre at Paris Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust must find a bal

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2084: La fin du monde

2084: La fin du mondeL Abistan, immense empire, tire son nom du proph te Abi, d l gu de Y lah sur terre Son syst me est fond sur l amn sie et la soumission au dieu unique Toute pens e personnelle est bannie, un syst me de surveillance omnipr sent permet de conna tre les id es et les actes d viants Officiellement,

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Qu'attendent les singes

Qu'attendent les singesUne jeune tudiante est d couverte assassin e dans la for t de Ba nem, pr s d Alger Une femme, Nora Bilal, est charg e de mener l enqu te, loin de se douter que sa droiture est un danger mortel dans un pays livr aux requins en eaux troubles Qu attendent les singes est un voyage travers l Alg ri

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Nos richesses

Nos richessesEn 1935, Edmond Charlot a vingt ans et il rentre Alger avec une seule id e en t te, prendre exemple sur Adrienne Monnier et sa librairie parisienne Charlot le sait, sa vocation est de choisir, d accoucher, de promouvoir de jeunes crivains de la M diterran e, sans distinction de langue ou de reli

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Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom FighterThis gripping insider s account chronicles how and why a young woman in 1950s Algiers joined the armed wing of Algeria s national liberation movement to combat her country s French occupiers When the movement s leaders turned to Drif and her female colleagues to conduct attacks in retaliation for F

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Algeria Is Beautiful Like America

Algeria Is Beautiful Like AmericaOlivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, a Black Foot a Pied Noir, the French term for Christian and Jewish settlers of French Algeria who emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence After her grandmother s death, Olivia found some of her grand

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Dieu n'habite pas La Havane

Dieu n'habite pas La HavaneA l heure o le r gime castriste s essouffle, Don Fuego chante toujours dans les cabarets de La Havane Jadis, sa voix magnifique lectrisait les foules Aujourd hui, les temps ont chang et le roi de la rumba doit c der la place Livr lui m me, il rencontre Mayensi, une jeune fille rousse et

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The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its Arabs

The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its ArabsA provocative rethinking of France s long relationship with the Arab worldTo fully understand both the social and political pressures wracking contemporary France and, indeed, all of Europe as well as major events from the Arab Spring in the Middle East to the tensions in Mali, Andrew Hussey believe

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The Stranger

The StrangerThrough the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed the nakedness of man faced with the absurd First published in English in 1946 now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

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The Plague

The PlagueA gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times In Oran

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The Meursault Investigation

The Meursault InvestigationHe was the brother of the Arab killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus s classic novel Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling s memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous he gives his brother a story and a name Musa and

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