He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus' classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling's memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: He gives his brother a story and a name - Musa - and describes the events that led to Musa's casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach.
"AN ALGERIAN LIFE"
Kamel Daoud discusses his award-winning debut novel The Meursault Investigation, a thrilling reimagining of Albert Camus' 1942 classic, The Stranger. Told from the perspective of the brother of the Arab killed by Camus' antihero, Meursault, Daoud's novel offers a profound meditation on Arab identity and a gripping critique of postcolonial Algeria. In conversation with Adam Shatz (London Review of Books) and translator Isabelle Dupuis. With a reading by Chris Lujan.