Father/Son: Two Novellas: Nose Against the Glass and Blind Moment

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Father/Son presents two novellas—translations of Le Nez sur la vitre (Nose Against the Glass) and Un Moment d’oubli (Blind Moment)—concerned with contemporary North African identity. The former concerns the gap between an Algerian father and his son who is now acculturated to France, while the latter develops protagonists of French/Italian heritage. Both stories reveal the cultural tensions that evolve into a growing distance between father and son, and skillfully lead to deeply affecting surprise endings.

Djemaï is a master storyteller able to capture in beautifully crafted prose what makes us human. His narratives transcend the barriers of race, class, language, and origins to express our common humanity.
—Valérie K. Orlando

With Father / Son, translator Peter Thompson and Diálogos Books once again team up to introduce to a wider audience an important but underrepresented Maghrebian author. Djemaï’s novellas explore the sorrowful—sometimes seedy—underside of humanity and offer the reader a fragmented and kaleidoscopic MRI scan of colonization and its disastrous impact on several generations of the colonized and ex-colonized, exposing an array of chronic woes including violence, déracinement, alienation, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and their common denominator, a dark loneliness.
—Eric Sellin

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Abdelkader Djemaï was born in Oran (Algeria) in 1948; he has lived in various parts of France for the past 20 years. He has been a teacher, a journalist, and is a popular contributor to French magazines. He is mainly known for novels such as Camping, Gare du Nord and Un Eté de cendres, but has also written stories and plays. He publishes regularly on North African themes and the culture of Algerians growing up in France, while teaching writing workshops in venues including French prisons.

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Abdelkader Djemaï
Published by Diálogos (2015)
ISBN 10: 1935084798 ISBN 13: 9781935084792
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