Tlemcen ou les lieux de l'écriture

Tlemcen, places of writing

Photographs and stories by Mohammed Dib

Foreword by Waciny Laredj

Co-publication with Barzakh publishing.

144 pages - 55 black and white photographs

Size: 17x24 cm (7x9.4 inches)

ISBN : 978-2-9529228-42-2 / 9782952922422

Prix : 28 €

Tlemcen is the story of Mohammed Dib's childhood, and his desire of a place dedicated to his writing, not so much in order to be a real writer, but in order to feel that he actually exists and he is free. The living conditions in 1946 were quite tough and "indigenous" children would either go to school, as Mohammed Dib did, or work. This book offers us the possibility to rediscover the 1940s in Algeria as well as the codes and traditions that influenced Dib's writing.

New edition of the book Tlemcen ou les lieux de l’écriture published by La Revue Noire publishing and the French Cultural Center in Tlemcen, in 1994. This new edition offers fews new pictures by the photographer.