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Habib Tengour

Habib Tengour was born in Mostaganem, Eastern Algeria, and raised on the Arab and Berber voices of marketplace storytellers. Trained as an anthropologist and sociologist, he lives and works in Algeria and Paris, where he teaches at the Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne. His books include Le Vieux de la Montagne, L’Epreuve d l’arc, and Gens de Mosta.


This Particular Tartar

I. This particular Tartar is waiting beside a side road. He’s been squatting and moping there for a while. He would rather wait there than beside the highway with cars rushing by at full speed. They splatter you with mud without a thought. The [...]