De boekhandel van Algiers

Kaouther Adimi (author), Manik Sarkar (translator)
Met De boekhandel van Algiers schreef Kaouther Adimi een magnifieke en overrompelende roman. In 1935 opent de twintigjarige Edmond Charlot een boekhandel in Algiers, Nos Vraies Richesses. Zijn doel: mediterrane literatuur, ongeacht taal of religie, ontdekken en verspreiden. Om de opening van zijn winkel te vieren publiceert hij het eerste werk van een jonge, onbekende schrijver: Albert Camus. Da
De boekhandel van Algiers
Kaouther Adimi
Manik Sarkar
Original language
Original title
Nos richesses
Amsterdam: Ambo|Anthos, © 2021
195 p.
9789026356223 (hardback)

About Kaouther Adimi

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Kaouther Adimi, (born 1986 Algiers) is a writer, graduate in modern literature and human resources management. She works today in Paris, where she has lived since 2009.


Kaouther Adimi was born in Algiers, Algeria, in 1986. From the age of four to the age of eight, she lived with her family in Grenoble, France. During this period, she discovered the pleasure of reading, by going to the public library every week with her dad.

In 1994, she returned to Algeria, which was then under the influence of terrorism. Having very few opportunities to read, she started to write her own stories.

While she was studying in the Algiers University, she entered a writing contest organized by the French Institute, for the young writers in Muret (Haute-Garonne). The short story she submitted held the attention of the jury who published it in a collection alongside the other laureates' productions. Thanks to this contest, she was invited t…Read more on Wikipedia