Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Beers & Books CV – Assija Djebar

Les Nuits de Strasbourg, 1997
"My father was a nobleman
when he spoke his mother tongue,
and a worker from the lowest class
when he went over into French."

“Writing in a foreign language
has brought me to the cries of the women
silently rebelling in my youth,
to my own true origins.”

Assija Djebar (30 June 1936 – 6 February 2015)