Amara Lakhous

Amara Lakhous

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in Algeria
January 01, 1970




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Amara Lakhous was born in Algiers in 1970. He has a degree in philosophy from the University of Algiers and another in cultural anthropology from the University la Sapienza, Rome. He recently completed a Ph.D. thesis entitled “Living Islam as a Minority.” His first novel, Le cimici e il pirata (Bedbugs and the Pirate), was published in 1999. Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, winner of Italy’s prestigious Flaiano prize, is his second novel. He lives in Italy.

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Clash of Civilizations Over...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 647 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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Divorce Islamic Style
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Dispute Over a Very Italian...
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Un pirata piccolo piccolo
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011
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“So many people consider their work a daily punishment. Whereas I love my work as a translator. Translation is a journey over a sea from one shore to the other. Sometimes I think of myself as a smuggler: I cross the frontier of language with my booty of words, ideas, images, and metaphors.”
Amara Lakhous, Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio

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