I belong both to the East by birth. But men's personality is not the mere outcome of genetic prints. Identity is also the result of learning and culture, sometimes acquired in hundreds of books… Moreover, I will even say that my claim is neither eastern nor western but that of modernity, which is a need of exigency in men. This need has no colour and no place. Much more than that, it is a sensibility, an availability and a state of mind.
I also started writing when I was very young. When I was a child I held my journal, and inspired by any book I had read, “Tobacco Road” of Caldwell or “Azyadé” of Pierre Loti for instance, I started writing some prose. I was fourteen when I wrote my first poems and I still do it with the same passion.
At the University, I studied American and English literature, in English language. I graduated in 1978. In 1974, when I was just beginning my university studies, I started writing in the press as a free lancer journalist, using the French language. From then I started specializing in art criticism.
In 1984, I published a collection of poems, (Poèmes bleus, Blue poems). In 2000, I published a book on an Algerian miniaturist, Hachemi Ameur (Lapeyronie Editions, France).
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