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The author of the book: Kamel Daoud
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Language: English
Edition: Oneworld Publications
Date of issue: June 24th 2015
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Shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt

Winner of the Goncourt du Premier Roman

Winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents

Winner of the Prix François Mauriac


He was the brother of ‘the Arab’ killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel. Angry at the world and his own unending solitude, he resolves to bring his brother out of obscurity by giving him a name – Musa – and a voice, and by describing the events that led to his senseless murder on a dazzling Algerian beach. A worthy complement to its great predecessor, The Meursault Investigation is not only a profound meditation on Arab identity and the disastrous effects of colonialism in Algeria, but also a stunning work of literature in its own right, told in a unique and affecting voice.

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Ebook The Meursault Investigation read Online! Né en 1970 à Mostaganem, Kamel Daoud est journaliste au Quotidien d’Oran où il tient une chronique à succès « Raïna raïkoum ». Il est l’auteur de plusieurs ouvrages dont le recueil de nouvelles La Préface du nègre ( barzakh, 2008 ) récompensé par le Prix Mohammed Dib et traduit en allemand ainsi qu’en italien.


The Algerian writer and journalist, Kamel Daoud is the winner of the edition 2014 of the Five Continents Prize. This was the decision of the jury chaired by the Nobel Prize of literature, Jean-Marie Gustave Clézio on 26th September 2014 in Paris at the head office of the International Organization of the Francophonie. The novel “Meursault, The Counter-Inquiry” (Barzakh Editions in 2013) by the Algerian author sends readers back to the post-colonial realities.

The novel “Meursault, The Counter-Inquiry” by the writer, Kamel Daoud will unmistakably mark the African literature As “The Stranger” by Albert Camus that strongly inspired the author. Prize-winner of the François Mauriac Literature Prize 2014, the work just made its author win the famous of the Five Continents Prize. According to the official site of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF), the prize-winner will be honored on 28th November during the 15th OIF Summit that will be held in Dakar (Senegal).

For the Nobel Prize of Literature Jean-Marie Gustave Clézio, “Meursault, Meursault, TheCounter-Inquiry” is “a novel that questions our historic blindness still topical and raises the question of justice and consideration of otherness once colonial terror calmed down“.

Born on 17th June 1970, Kamel Daoud was a journalist then an editor-in-chief for “Quotidien d’ Oran” newspaper. Reputed for his freedom of writing, he is often obliged to share some of his opinions on social networks (Facebook particularly). On 14th November 2011, Kamel Daoud was nominated for the Wepler-Fondation La Poste Prize that finally went to Éric Laurrent.

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