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2012 Outstanding Peace Activist

MR. BOUALEM SANSAL

Date of birth

01 July 1949

Place of birth

Algiers, Algeria

Nationality

Algerian

Year granted award

2012

Work Title

Writer / Novelist

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.