Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Faces of Algeria

Kamel Daoud: A Chronicle of Controversy

Kamel Daoud is an outspoken Algerian journalist, writer, and novelist. His opponents accuse him of being anti-Arab and a servant to colonialist ideas, but he mentions continually his Algerian pride and strong belief in Islam—the religion of life, not the religion of murder, as extremist Islamists would have the world believe.