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Mustapha Benfodil

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Mustapha Benfodil

Mustapha Benfodil was born in 1968 in Relizane, in western Algeria. He is a novelist and playwright, and works as a reporter at the Algerian daily newspaper El Watan. His books include Zarta  (Editions Barzakh, 2000), Les Bavardages du Seul (Barzakh, 2003; prize for the best novel at the first Algerian Festival of the Novel, 2004), and Archéologie du chaos [amoureux] (Barzakh, 2007; published in France by Al Dante, 2012). He is also the author of five plays, including Clandestinopolis (2005; staged at the Avant-scène théâtre, Paris, 2008); De mon hublot utérin je te salue humanité et te dis blablabla (2009); Les Borgnes (2011); and End/Igné, his most recent piece. He published his reporting on the war in Iraq in Les Six derniers jours de Baghdad. Journal d’un voyage de guerre (Editions Casbah, 2003).

Articles by Mustapha Benfodil

The Last Six Days of Baghdad
By Mustapha Benfodil
This morning, I decide on another escape route to dodge the police surveillance of the rigid Mukhabarat we can’t seem to shake off. I will jump in the first illegal taxi that comes near the hotel…
Translated from French by Lulu Norman