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27.6.06

Méconnue par une France dont elle porte la langue bien au-delà de l'Hexagone, Assia Djebar, née à Cherchell, Algérie, en 1936, y entre aujourd'hui par la grande porte, premier écrivain du Maghreb sous la Coupole.
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Assia Djebar was admitted to the Acadamie Francaise on Thursday, June 22, the first North African woman to be so honored.
I just finished Children of The New World.
I started it reluctantly, thinking it would be polemical and flat, but it's a wonderful book, the narrative voice of it strong and even, the love profoundly in evidence not narcissistic at all. The sustained tone was remarkable. Marjolijn de Jager's translation must have a lot to do with that.
It would make a great movie.

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