Hocine Tandjaoui


Author photo of Hocine Tandjaoui looking off camera, indoors with African mask hanging on wall

Born in 1949, Hocine Tandjaoui is from Biskra, Algeria. His first published poems appeared in 1968 in the Moroccan journal Souffles, for which he served as the Algiers correspondent. He is the author of the poetry collection Le temps de nous-mêmes précédé par L’attente de l’arche (Paris: Librairie Saint Germain des Près, 1974), and three novels, Les jours lents (Paris: Éditions Leo Scheer, 2003), La bande noire dans l’ombre (Paris: 108 Édition, 2016), and Ainsi que tous les hommes (Naples/Tunis/Skopje) (Paris: 108 Édition, 2020). As a fiction writer, Tandjaoui works with archival sources to recuperate and expand narratives of colonial experience that have been obfuscated by the ideology of global neoliberalism and its attendant historical discourses. This method also informs his semi-autobiographical prose poem Clameur (Paris: 108 Édition, 2017). A graduate of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Tandjaoui has worked for several decades in the field of sustainable development in Europe and North Africa. He lives in Paris.

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By Hocine Tandjaoui
Translated By Olivia C. Harrison, Teresa Villa-Ignacio

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