Malika Mokeddem

Malika Mokeddem was born into an illiterate nomad family in Kenadsa, Algeria. She had the opportunity, rare for a Moslem female, to attend the university in Oran. Later she completed her medical studies in Montpellier, France, where she currently practices medicine. "The Forbidden Woman" is her third novel. Melissa Marcus is an associate professor of French at Northern Arizona University. She is the author of "The Representation of Mesmerism in Honore de Balzac's "La Comedie Humaine"" and the...See more