This engaging collection of essays showcases the extraordinary passion, insight, and range of Kamel Daoud, bestselling author of The Meursault Investigation. Kamel Daoud has been a journalist for more than twenty years, writing the most-read column in Algeria, in Le Quotidien d'Oran, while also collaborating on various online media and contributing to foreign publications such as the New York Times. During the 2010-2016 period, he put his name to almost two thousand texts--first intended for the Algerian public, then read more and more throughout the world as his reputation grew. Whether he is criticizing political Islam or the decline of the Algerian regime, embracing the hope kindled by Arab revolutions or defending women's rights, Daoud does so in his own inimitable style: at once poetic and provocative, he captures his devoted followers with fresh, counterintuitive arguments about the nature of humanity, religion, and liberty.
Kamel Daoud discusses his award-winning debut novel The Meursault Investigation, a thrilling reimagining of Albert Camus' 1942 classic, The Stranger. Told from the perspective of the brother of the Arab killed by Camus' antihero, Meursault, Daoud's novel offers a profound meditation on Arab identity and a gripping critique of postcolonial Algeria. In conversation with Adam Shatz (London Review of Books) and translator Isabelle Dupuis. With a reading by Chris Lujan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Shatz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/symp/000101/pf_symp_000101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.