Throughout history and because of its geographic position, Algerian culture – from prehistoric rock carvings and paintings still to be seen in the Sahara to modern literature – has been shaped by many influences.
Since independence, the Algerian government has put much effort into constructing a national cultural tradition, by subsidizing many initiatives in arts and culture. In later years, many artists wished to express more critical views and tried to create their own cultural infrastructure.
"Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hatred, and hatred leads to violence. This is the equation."
IBN RUSHD/AVERROES (1126 – 1198)
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