So here is the first English Maghrebian(Algerian novel) written in English by Blekacem
MEGHZOUCHENE, an Algerian young writer.
The story of the novel occurred, fictitiously, in Algiers(nicknamed The White
City), the capital of Algeria. Ramice Taslentm, an editor of trail-blazing
scientific magazine, received in Algiers, during an International Bookfair,
sciences German journalist Sophia Weize. She came along with her father Gred
Weize, who presented his Publishing House. Ramice and Spohia knew each other by
internet, and then came the opportunity of her Algiers’s visit. They fell in
love, but something popped in unexpectedly. Ramice narrated to Sopiha the harsh
moments Algeria had undergone in the 1990's out of terrorism, himself had seen
mates fall dead in ambushes, witnessed countless bombs in Algiers and
elsewhere, and could never see his wounds healed, as memories were
sorrow-ridden. He complained to Sophia about the blind eye western community
had turned to then-suffering Algeria, when this matryed country asked for help
in counter-terrorism; but no avail! Ramice, as Sophia became aware of, had a
heart rendered by love-bereft stories and lived terror, in his microcosm, but
could be zoomed out globally. Meanwhile, Ramice received a death threat by
email, to be executed sould he not part with the German stunner! All of a
sudden, years of throes and blood and embers crowded to his mind. Sophia
revealed his that she had loved a man names Yacine Lejeny; she showed him the
photo, and he felt pounded! He was, in actually, his friend who had flown to
Germany to further studies. Therefore, Ramice suspected Yacine of being the
source of threat! Corroborated by the fact that Yacine showed up in Algiers!
But they met during a conference held in Algiers about genetics, the encounter
was emotional, and it turned out that Yacine was innocent. Who threatened him?
Ramice was so fond of millennia-old Algiers with its Bay of wonders. He was
proficient in telling Sophia, with taste and love, the History of his
time-defying, wonderful Mediterranean seafront city. One day, when he was in
his magazine office, Ramice tried a CD he had found on his desk, and
bewilderment and consternation spanked his mind...