2012 Outstanding Peace Activist

Year of Birth: 1949

Place of Birth: Algiers, Algeria

Nationality: Algerian

Year granted award: 2012

Award Category: Outstanding Peace Activist

Work Title: Writer / Novelist

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Work Description

He began writing novels at the age of 50 after retiring from his job as a high-ranking official in the Algerian government.

The assassination of President Mohamed Boudiaf in 1992 and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Algeria inspired him to write about his country.

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