A BOOKSHOP IN ALGIERS, translated from the French by Chris Andrews

: Adimi (K.)

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146pp., hardback, d.w., First UK Edition, London, 2020

 

Originally published in 2017 in French as Nos Richesses. First published in 2020 in the USA as Our Riches. 

Winner of the Prix Renaudot des Lycéens and Prix de Style.

 A novella based on the history of the bookshop, Les Vraies Richesses, established by Edmond Charlot in 1936.  Situated in the old part of the Algiers, Les Vraies Richesses was a cultural landmark and published and translated leading writers of the time, including Albert Camus, Gertrude Stein, and Rainer Maria Rilke.

Kaouther Adimi is an Algerian novelist living in France.