A Passenger from the West by Nabile Fares
(Engaged Writers)

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In 1970, Nabile Fares interviewed African-American author James Baldwin for Jeune Afrique magazine. What begins in this book as an interview with Baldwin confronting the history of Black America leads Fares into a journey through his own past. Vivid encounters in France and Spain connect with Fares' remembrances of his native Algeria, its war for independence, and the effect it had on his childhood. The original interview with Baldwin is included.

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NABILE FARS was born in Kabylie in northernAlgeria in 1940, moving to France with his family atthe age of sixteen. After his first year as a universitystudent, Fars joined the National Liberation Armyand fought for Algerian independence. During thewar, he worked on a draft of his first novel,Yahia Pasde Chance. Fars later returned to France, wherehe earned his doctorate in ethnology. He has sincepublished several novels and volumes of poetry. Hecurrently resides in Paris. Peter Thompson, Ph.D., has been the Sydney Mayer Lecturer in Early American History at Oxford University since January 1993. He earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania and spent four years as Lecturer in American History at Princeton University. He resides in England.
Published October 16, 2010 by University of New Orleans Press. 140 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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