Founded in April 2000 in Algiers, Barzakh originally focused solely on literature. Our creed: give young Arabic- and French-language writers a platform for expression.
Encountering success and setbacks over the years, we have expanded our catalogue to historical essays, studies and literary biographies, as well as high-art books. Alongside this work, we have developed partnerships with some French publishers, including éditions de l’Aube, Le Bec en l’Air, and Actes Sud. Thus, Arezki Mellal’s novel Maintenant, ils peuvent venir (Barzakh, 2000) was published by Actes Sud in 2002, and Cinq fragments du désert by Rachid Boudjedra (Barzakh, 2001), by éditions de l’Aube in 2002. The latter has furthermore been translated into Italian and Spanish.
Listen here the interview of Selma Hellal (barzakh), HuffPost, October, 2019.