Mohamed Kacimi’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Algerian writer and journalist
Is Writer 
From Algeria 
Type Journalism 
Gender male
Birth El Hamel

For the Moroccan painter, see Mohamed Kacimi (Moroccan painter).

Mohamed Kacimi (born 1955) is an Algerian novelist and playwright.

Early life

Mohamed Kacimi was born in 1955 in El Hamel, French Algeria. He was raised as a Muslim, and he attended both French and Islamic schools. He emigrated to France in 1981, settling in Paris.


Kacimi is the author of several novels, plays and non-fiction books. His first novel, Le mouchoir, was turned down fourteen times before it was published by L’Harmattan in 1987. His 2006 play, Terre sainte, received a good review from Le Figaro when it was performed in Avignon in 2013. Meanwhile, Kacimi also worked as a translator and a ghostwriter. He was also a contributor to Actuel, a French magazine, and he produced Les Chemins de la connaissance on France Culture.

Kacimi is a critic of Al Jazeera. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shooting of 7 January 2015, he wrote a Facebook post relating remarks voiced by teenagers from Val-de-Marne against Charlie Hebdo; however, he was unable to explain where he had heard them specifically, leading Marianne and other media outlets to wonder if he had made them up.



  • Kacimi, Mohamed (1987). Le mouchoir: roman. Paris: L’Harmattan. ISBN 9782858028290. OCLC 18712177. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (1987). Parole du Qarmate. Paris: L’Harmattan. OCLC 949264366. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (1996). Le jour dernier : roman. Paris: Stock. ISBN 9782234045682. OCLC 34611014. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (2000). La confession d’Abraham : récit-théâtre. Paris: Gallimard. ISBN 9782070759507. OCLC 45171545. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (2007). Cléopâtre, reine d’Egypte. Toulouse: Milan jeunesse. ISBN 9782745926388. OCLC 421703313. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (2007). Beyrouth XXIe siècle. Arles: Actes Sud. ISBN 9782742765218. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (2008). L’Orient après l’amour. Arles: Actes Sud. ISBN 9782742776139. 


  • Kacimi, Mohamed (1998). 1962, c’est quoi l’independance? : la France est partie!. Arles: Actes Sud. ISBN 9782742719068. OCLC 316391120. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (2005). Babel taxi. Carnières-Morlanwelz: Lansman. ISBN 9782872824823. OCLC 64450795. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (2006). Terre sainte. Paris: L’Avant-scène théâtre. ISBN 9782749809700. OCLC 420982885. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (2015). A la table de l’éternité. Paris: Art et comédie. ISBN 9782844229939. OCLC 913193024. 


  • Dragon, Chantal; Kacimi, Mohamed (1990). Arabe, vous avez dit Arabe? : 25 siècles de regards occidentaux sur les Arabes. Paris: Balland. ISBN 9782715808317. OCLC 319828364. 
  • Dragon, Chantal; Kacimi, Mohamed (1992). Naissance du désert. Paris: Balland. ISBN 9782715809659. OCLC 397950940. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (1997). “À la claire indépendance”. In Sebbar, Leïla. Une enfance algérienne. Paris: Gallimard. ISBN 9782070747160. OCLC 37448508. 
  • Kacimi, Mohamed (2001). Le monde arabe. Toulouse: Editions Milan. ISBN 9782841134212. OCLC 300181753.