Wednesday, 30 December 2015

How I smoked all my books - by Fatma Zohra Zamoum

While sex, drugs and pizzas have been stable story elements in Algerian novels over the past decade (for pizzas, read Chawki Amari), a prominent place given to smoking seems relatively new to me in our fiction as far as my readings go. Algerian novelist Fatma Zohra Zamoum has given an amusing and original twist to this ever present, highly enjoyed, and deadly social activity.

Read the full review on Arabic Literature in English.