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THE BEST OF 2015
It’s that time of year again: we’re presenting our (necessarily subjective) choice of those who have made their mark on an often tragic year. AM wanted to spotlight these civil society players who, despite being outside the usual circles of power, are intent on making a difference and changing how the world works. The list is undoubtedly incomplete, but it sends a message of hope....
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Yasmina Khadra “Fiction keeps me safe from the hardships of real life”
For the author of “The Dictator’s Last Night”, Muammar Gaddafi was a tragic figure. He wrote this gripping first-person novel in just three weeks....
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Fiston Mwanza MujilaIn In the bowels of a city-country
“Tram 83”, the debut novel of this young Congolese, takes us into a world of excess and decay....
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Zoë Wicomb The ghosts of the past
Her prodigious literary output explores the intricacies of identity at the heart of the rainbow nation....
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Alain Mabanckou To the “strays of the Wild Coast”
With an onrush of jostling words, the writer and poet from Pointe-Noire has written one of the year’s most noteworthy books, “Petit Piment”....
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Sonia Terrab In her own words
Our collaborator releases “La Révolution n’a pas eu lieu”. For her, writing means living a free life....
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Boualem Sansal “The Islamistophobe”
Since the publication of “2084. La Fin du monde” we can talk of nothing else but this former high-ranking civil servant. Inspired by Orwell’s “1984”, it tells the tale of a dictatorship where fundamentalism has infiltrated all levels of power....
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Hédi Kaddour The end of an era
The Tunisian-born novelist publishes a sweeping saga about the protectorate from an unusual perspective....

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