Fassl 0 – Dossier: The decade of the 90s in Algerian literature



Éditions Motifs



Arabic & French

Fassl, issue 0 – Dossier: The decade of the 90s in Algerian literature

For this new journal, the theme of the 1990s in Algerian literature naturally imposed itself, as it runs through many Algerian novels published in recent years. It was therefore important to study some of these novels and to meet their authors (H'mida Ayachi, Mohamed Sari and Adlène Meddi) in order to try to grasp the aftermath and impact of war on the Algerian literature we read today. In this same concern for the search for meaning and understanding in this moment in time, we propose reviews of books published outside our borders: the highly imaginative detective novel by In Koli Jean Bofane (DR Congo-Belgium), the modern tale by Mahi Binebine (Morocco) and non-fiction by Charles Akl (Egypt).  

Maya Ouabadi founded the young publishing house Motifs in Algiers. In November 2018, the first project was published: Fassl, a bilingual (French-Arabic) literary criticism magazine, which offers in-depth reviews, interviews and portraits of Algerian and foreign authors, as well as unpublished texts, to promote and disseminate Algerian, North African and African literature. With the help of visual artists, the published works are all handmade.