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Sansal, Boualem

Overview
Works: 74 works in 324 publications in 12 languages and 4,243 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Novels  Suspense fiction  Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Honoree, wpr
Classifications: PQ3989.2.S2455, 843.92
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Most widely held works about Boualem Sansal
 
Most widely held works by Boualem Sansal
The German mujahid by Boualem Sansal( Book )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two immigrant brothers discover the truth about their German father's past in this masterly investigation of evil, resistance and guilt, billed as "the first Arab novel to confront the Holocaust." Narrator Malrich, the younger son of a German father and an Algerian mother, lives with relatives in a gritty, mostly Arab housing estate outside Paris. Malrich is an indifferent hoodlum while his older brother, Rachel, has a university degree and a glamorous job at "a multinational." The plot hinges on Malrich's reading of Rachel's diary after Rachel commits suicide. After their parents were murdered in Algeria in 1994, Rachel discovered that their father was a Waffen SS officer posted to the death camps. In alternating chapters, the story is perfectly rendered in Malrich's wonderfully adolescent voice and Rachel's increasingly agonized diary entries. All this plays out against Malrich's perceptive likening of Hitler's Germany to the rise of fundamentalist Islamism on his housing estate
Harraga by Boualem Sansal( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women, a lonely, unmarried pediatrician and a spontaneous, pregnant 16 year-old teenager, forge a strong, unlikely emotional bond after a short time living together in a crumbling mansion in the slums of Algiers
2084 : la fin du monde : roman by Boualem Sansal( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in French and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'Abistan, immense empire, tire son nom du prophète Abi, "délégué" de Yölah sur terre. Son système est fondé sur l'amnésie et la soumission au dieu unique. Toute pensée personnelle est bannie, un système de surveillance omniprésent permet de connaître les idées et les actes déviants. Officiellement, le peuple unanime vit dans le bonheur de la foi sans questions. Le personnage central, Ati, met en doute les certitudes imposées. Il se lance dans une enquête sur l'existence d'un peuple de renégats, qui vit dans des ghettos, sans le recours de la religion ... Boualem Sansal s'est imposé comme une des voix majeures de la littérature contemporaine. Au fil d'un récit débridé, plein d'innocence goguenarde, d'inventions cocasses ou inquiétantes, il s'inscrit dans la filiation d'Orwell pour brocarder les dérives et l'hypocrisie du radicalisme religieux qui menace les démocraties."--Page 4 de la couverture
Le serment des barbares : roman by Boualem Sansal( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tout est douteux à Rouiba (Algérie), son opulence autant que sa prétention d'être le poumon économique de la capitale. On ne saurait être commerçant florissant et se tenir éloigné de l'infamie ; l'environnement est mafieux, le mal contagieux. Les rapports avaient prévu la dérive, mais qui les a lus? Premier roman
Terug naar de rue Darwin by Boualem Sansal( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch getint relaas van een jeugd in een Algerijnse plaats in de jaren vijftig
L'enfant fou de l'arbre creux : roman by Boualem Sansal( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in French and German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman historique
An unfinished business by Boualem Sansal( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel and Malrich are the sons of a German father and an Algerian mother. Born in a small village in the Algerian hinterland, they are sent to Paris to be educated. Rachel excels under the French education system to become a successful businessman working for a multinational, but Malrich, 15 years younger, grows up in the banlieue, drops out of school and mixes with the wrong crowd. The brothers keep a wary distance from each other until the day their parents are killed in an Islamic fundamentalist raid. When their father's personal effects reach Paris, Rachel discovers that Hans Schiller was a reputed chemist before the war, who joined the Nazi party and then the Waffen SS. Posted to Auschwitz, he played an active part in the extermination of thousands of people. At the end of the war, he escaped to Egypt. There Nasser lent him to the burgeoning Algerian FLN, and after Independence, he settled in Ain Deb, where he started a family, enjoying the respect given to the mujahideen
Dis-moi le paradis : roman by Boualem Sansal( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman de société
2084 : the end of the world by Boualem Sansal( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the year 2084. In the kingdom of Abistan--named after the prophet Abi, earthly messenger of the god Yolah--citizens submit to a single god, demonstrating their devotion by kneeling in prayer nine times a day. Autonomous thought has been banned, remembering is forbidden, and an omnipresent surveillance system instantly informs the authorities of every deviant act, thought, or idea. The kingdom is blessed and its citizens are happy, filled with a sense of purpose and piety. Those who are not--the heretics--are put to death by stoning or beheading in city squares. But Ati has met people who think differently; in ghettos and caves, hidden from the authorities, exist the last living heretics and free-thinkers of Abistan. Under their influence, Ati begins to doubt. He begins to think. Now, he will have to defend his thoughts with his life."--Amazon.com
Poste restante, Alger : lettre de colère et d'espoir à mes compatriotes by Boualem Sansal( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur passe en revue les grands évènements de l'histoire moderne de l'Algérie et évalue leurs conséquences sur la vie contemporaine. Il décrypte ce que le pouvoir en place appelle les constantes nationales, dogme concernant le caractère fondamentalement arabe et musulman du peuple algérien
Gouverner au nom d'Allah islamisation et soif de pouvoir dans le monde arabe by Boualem Sansal( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nous les avons accueillis avec sympathie, un brin amusés par leur accoutrement folklorique, leur bigoterie empressée, leurs manières doucereuses et leurs discours pleins de magie et de tonnerre, ils faisaient spectacle dans l'Algérie de cette époque, socialiste, révolutionnaire, tiers-mondiste, matérialiste jusqu'au bout des ongles, que partout dans le monde progressiste on appelait avec admiration "la Mecque des révolutionnaires". Quelques années plus tard, nous découvrîmes presque à l'improviste que cet islamisme qui nous paraissait si pauvrement insignifiant s'était répandu dans tout le pays". Après avoir brossé un tableau d'ensemble des courants musulmans, Boualem Sansal s'interroge sur les acteurs de la propagation de l'islamisme : les Etats prosélytes, les élites opportunistes, les intellectuels silencieux, les universités, les médias, "la rue arabe"... Il questionne aussi l'échec de l'intégration dans les pays d'accueil des émigrés. Ainsi, l'islamisme arabe tend à s'imposer, mal évalué par les pouvoirs occidentaux qui lui opposent des réponses inappropriées, tandis que les femmes et les jeunes, ses principales victimes, sont de plus en plus à sa merci. Boualem Sansal, devenu l'une des grandes voix de la littérature algérienne, propose une synthèse engagée, précise, documentée, sans pour autant abandonner les prises de position humanistes intransigeantes qui, au fil de ses romans, l'ont amené à dénoncer à la fois le pouvoir militaire algérien et le totalitarisme islamiste. [Payot.fr]
Romans 1999-2011 by Boualem Sansal( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2084 : het einde van de wereld by Boualem Sansal( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apocalyptische toekomstroman, waarin de wrede wetten van een theocratische staat het sociale leven verlammen
Petit éloge de la mémoire : quatre mille et une années de nostalgie by Boualem Sansal( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2084 Das Ende der Welt by Boualem Sansal( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après Charlie : laïques de tous les pays, mobilisez-vous! : essai by Djemila Benhabib( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postlagernd: Algier : zorniger und hoffnungsvoller Brief an meine Landsleute by Boualem Sansal( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maghreb - eine kleine Weltgeschichte by Boualem Sansal( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allahs Narren : wie der Islamismus die Welt erobert ; ein Essay zur Sache by Boualem Sansal( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kämpferisches Essay über die Gründe für das Erstarken des Islamismus in der arabischen Welt und die Mitverantwortung des Westens
Les éclats du miroir : petits contes algériens by Françoise Saur( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The German mujahid
Alternative Names
Boualem Sansal Algerian French-language writer

Boualem Sansal algerischer Schriftsteller und Ökonom

Boualem Sansal algerisk författare

Boualem Sansal Algierski pisarz francuskojęzyczny

Boualem Sansal Alžírsky spisovateľ

Boualem Sansal schrijver uit Algerije

Boualem Sansal scrittore algerino

Sansal, Bū ʻĀlim

Sansal, Bū ʿĀlim 1949-

Ṣanṣāl, Bū ʿAllām 1949-

Ṣanṣāl, Bū ʿAllām 1949- Schriftsteller

Буалем Сансаль алжирський франкомовний письменник

בואלם סנסל

بوعلام صنصال

بوعلام صنصال، 1949-

بوعلام صنصال مهندس و نویسنده اهل الجزیره

صنصال، بوعلام

サンサル, ブアレム

布瓦連·桑薩

Languages
French (149)

German (38)

English (25)

Dutch (6)

Spanish (4)

Italian (2)

Danish (1)

Bosnian (1)

Serbian (1)

Polish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
HarragaAn unfinished businessDis-moi le paradis : roman