Kamel Daoud in the New York Review of Books

Claire Messud reviews Kamel Daoud's The Meursault Investigation in the October 22 issue of The New York Review of Books

The novel is the poignant account of a man whose life has been warped, from the beginning, by his mother’s legacy of rage and grief. This is a familiar theme of postcolonial literature and one that Daoud will shape into a critique of revolutionary and postrevolutionary Algeria, a country that, in Harun’s view, is not much better off than in its previous incarnation.