Yasmina Khadra


Born
in Algeria
January 10, 1955

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Yasmina Khadra (Arabic: ياسمينة خضراء‎, literally "green jasmine") is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul.
Moulessehoul, an officer in the Algerian army, adopted a woman's pseudonym to avoid military censorship. Despite the publication of many successful novels in Algeria, Moulessehoul only revealed his true identity in 2001 after leaving the army and going into exile and seclusion in France. Anonymity was the only way for him to survive and avoid censorship during the Algerian Civil War.
In 2004, Newsweek acclaimed him as "one of the rare writers capable of giving a meaning to the violence in Algeria today."
His novel The Swallows of Kabul, set in Afghanistan under the Taliban, was shortlisted for the 2006 International
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“Life is a train that stops at no stations; you either jump abroad or stand on the platform and watch as it passes.”
Yasmina Khadra, Ce que le jour doit à la nuit
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“Music is the true breath of life. We eat so we won't starve to death. We sing so we can hear ourselves live.”
Yasmina Khadra, Swallows of Kabul

“إن من قال لك إن الرجل الذي لايبكي، بجهل ماهي الرجولة، فلاتخجل من البكاء يابني، لأن الدموع أرقى ماتملك”
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