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Discussion with Habib Tengour
January 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations invites you to a reading and conversation with Algerian author and public intellectual Habib Tengour. Born in 1947 in Mostaganem, Eastern Algeria, and raised on the Arab and Berber voices of marketplace storytellers, Tengour has since lived most of his life between Algeria and Paris. Trained as an anthropologist and sociologist, he has taught at universities in both countries, while emerging over the years as one of the Maghreb’s most forceful and visionary contemporary Francophone voices. Author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction narratives and essays, his works include Le Vieux de la Montagne, Gravité de l’ange and L’Arc et la cicatrice. He co-edited Poems for the Millennium, Vol. 4: the University of California Book of North African Literature, and his work has been translated. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Anna Levett.
Co-sponsors include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill African Studies Center, Program in Creative Writing, UNC Department of Romance Studies, UNC Department of Asian Studies, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, Duke Department of French and Francophone Studies, and the Duke Department of Asian and Middle East Studies.