Event 48 Saturday 4 March, 3pm-4pm Al Ras 1, InterContinental
“The Angels Die was, for me, an opportunity to revisit a time that I feel has been unjustly ignored by writers and historians as a decisive moment for the destiny of Algeria.” – Yasmina Khadra
Making his debut at the Festival, the inspiring author of The Swallows of Kabul will share the dramatic rise and fall of the boxer Turambo, whose deadly left hook carries him to fame amid poverty and racial tension in inter-war Algeria.
Mohammed Moulessehoul – better known by his pen name Yasmina Khadra – has called his 2013 novel Les Anges Meurent de nos Blessures his favourite of his works. Now also published in English, it is an examination of the power of sport to reawaken national pride and identity, and of the search for love and a path in life. Prepare for a deep and moving insight into colonial Algeria.
Language: French, with simultaneous translation