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Leila Sebbar

Leila Sebbar was born in 1941 to a French father and an Algerian mother. Much of her literature involves the relationship between France and Algeria, including direct juxtaposition of imagery related to both countries in order to highlight the differing cultures. A unique quality of her work is her penchant for keeping her characters unnamed. This anonymity and mysterious quality to her literature allows relevance to a wider relation to all who seek asylum.