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Ahlam Mosteghanemi
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Ahlam Mosteghanemi

Industry: Arts and entertainment

Designation: Author

Country: Algeria

While celebrated author Ahlam Mosteghanemi may have been born in Tunis, she is very much hailed as a daughter of Algeria. She is so far the only female Algerian author writing in Arabic to be published in English, and her trilogy — featuring Memory in the Flesh, Chaos of the Senses and Black Suits You So Well — have been very well received by Western audiences. After studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, she moved to Beirut.

Mosteghanemi has won a host of awards, including the Naguib Mahfouz prize for Memory of the Flesh in 1998.