Yasmina Khadra on The Angels Die
Yasmina Khadra, author of Gallic’s The African Equation and The Dictator’s Last Night speaks to Guardian Books about his latest novel The Angels Die.
In this fascinating article, Khadra goes deep into the historic background that inspired this recently published novel. Saying: “The Angels Die was, for me, an opportunity to revisit a time that I feel has been unjustly ignored by writers and historians as a decisive moment for the destiny of Algeria.”
Adding later on:
“My novel is first and foremost the story of a man searching for his path, torn between his need to create a legend, and his desire to fall in love. The Angels Die is a saga, a journey through a land of many battles: a battle against himself, against life’s absurdity, and especially a battle for love, the only miracle in man’s purgatory.”