Fassl 2 – Special on Mohammed Dib


Éditions Motifs



Arabic & French

Fassl, issue 2 – Special on Mohammed Dib

This year we celebrate the centenary of the birth of Mohammed Dib (1920-2003), one of the major figures of Algerian literature.   

In this special issue, which is entirely dedicated to him, we do not claim to be exhaustive, nor do we aim to present a study or analysis, we only wish, through texts, often subjective and personal, to develop our relationship with some of the writer's titles and encapsulate the impressions left by their reading.   

Interviews with the writers Sofiane Hadjadj and Hubert Haddad, as well as with the visual artist Sofiane Zouggar, allowed us to measure the impact of Mohammed Dib on the artistic and cultural environment and to address current issues.  

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criticism magazine, which offers in-depth reviews, interviews and portraits of Algerian and foreign authors, as well as unpublished texts, to promote and disseminate Algerian, North African and African literature.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.