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This month, PEN honors Algerian poet and novelist Tahar Djaout. In 1993, the accomplished Algerian writer was murdered by a fundamentalist group as he was leaving his home because, according to one of the attackers, Djaout “wielded a fearsome pen that could have an effect on Islamic sectors.”
(via PEN.org » Blog Archive Case Histories: Tahar Djaout - PEN.org)

This month, PEN honors Algerian poet and novelist Tahar Djaout. In 1993, the accomplished Algerian writer was murdered by a fundamentalist group as he was leaving his home because, according to one of the attackers, Djaout “wielded a fearsome pen that could have an effect on Islamic sectors.”

(via PEN.org » Blog Archive Case Histories: Tahar Djaout - PEN.org)

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