Henri Krea, (born November 6, 1933, Algiers [Algeria]--died December 6, 2000, Paris, France), Algerian-born poet, dramatist, and novelist whose works deal with alienation and identity, nature, heroism, and moral and social change in Algeria.Like the hero of his first and only novel, Djamal (1961), Krea had a French father and an Algerian mother. He attended secondary school in Blida and later in Paris at the Lycee Henri IV. In 1956 he became a journalist and settled permanently in Paris.Krea published more than 20 collections of poetry, including Liberte premiere (1957; "First Freedom"),..
Emmanuel Robles, (born May 4, 1914, Oran, Algeria--died Feb. 22, 1995, Boulogne, France), Algerian-French novelist and playwright whose works came out of the war and political strife that he witnessed in Europe and North Africa. A common guiding theme in his writings is the stubborn resistance of heroes to their political or social tormentors. The Robles' rebel, however, knows how to savour his short-lived happiness before irreversible fate seals him in.Robles, whose parents were of Spanish descent, graduated from the Teachers College (Ecole Normale) in Algiers. During World War II, Robles..