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Karim Akouche

Writer

Born in Kabylia (Algeria), Karim Akouche is poet, novelist and dramatist who lives in Quebec since 2008.

He wrote La Religion de ma mère (My Mother's Religion), Allah au pays des enfants perdus (Allah In The Country Of Lost Children), a novel about Algeria at the present day. He’s also the author of the play Qui viendra fleurir ma tombe? (Who Will Put Flowers On My Tomb?), presented in Montreal in 2011.

His new play, Toute femme est une étoile qui pleure (Each Woman Is A Star Who Cries), denounces radical Islam, oppressive customs, excision and the commercial exploitation of the female body. It will be playing at the Place des Arts in Montreal ( 2013) and in Théâtre la Chapelle (2016).
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This Is Why Quebec Must Remove Religion from the Public Sphere

On September 7th and 8th at the Palais des congrès in Montreal, Islamic fanatics will preach the revealed Word, denouncing the Crusades and blaming our women. I saw this type of preaching in the stadiums and streets of Algeria in the early 1990s, which led to over 200,000 deaths and infinite suffering. So how can I keep silent?
08/26/2013 01:23 EDT