The 2016 election news kept coming in. . . . I was aware that my fear was not balanced or… Read More
Before his sudden and tragic death in a car accident in Villeblevin, France, at the young age of 47, Algerian-born French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus (1913-1960) was one of the 20th century’s most-prominent literary gems.
His earlier years in Algeria and his philosophical insights were the main inspiration behind his work. He is best known for his views on absurdism and his novels The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus. Read More
The Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, 63, Nobel Peace Prize 2018, is known worldwide for his intense action for raped women in various conflicts in the DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire).
Trained at the Universities of Burundi, Angers (France) and Brussels (Belgium), Denis Mukwege began his medical career in the early 1980s, in Lemera, South Kivu province, East of the DRC , before moving to France. In 1989, he returned to Lemera to practice in a hospital built with the help of Swedish Pentecostal Missionaries in 1971. Read More
A tribute will be paid to the Chinese novelist Mo Yan who won Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012 by organizers of the International Book Fair of Algiers (SILA), Ministry of Culture said Tuesday in a statement.
China has been chosen to be the guest of honor of the 23rd International Book Fair of Algiers to be held from Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, when novelist Mo Yan will be present with the Chinese delegation and more than 150 writers and editors. Read More
The poet-photographer George Nicholson made this video of Djelloul Marbrook reading a short poem from each of his poetry collections.
The 2016 election news kept coming in. . . . I was aware that my fear was not balanced or fair-minded, so I was part of the problem I was worrying about.
Who is that speaking out of my mouth?
Am I the person she talks to on the way?
Consider the orange tree in the courtyard:
its specific number of ripe oranges,
those that are apparent, those
that are hidden among leaves.
Tomorrow the number will change;
show me the orange that is concerned.
Am I insensitive
to the I of the orange tree?
Weren’t we all at Sinai?
waiting for Moses to descend
with the commandments