Habib Tengour

Professor, Award Nominee

1947 –

71

Who is Habib Tengour?

Habib Tengour is a French-Algerian poet, sociologist and anthropologist. He was born in Mostaganem in eastern Algeria in 1947. The Tengour family moved to France when Habib was five years old, and he grew up there in a working-class household. He studied sociology in France and continued his studies in Algeria at Constantine University. Although his work draws heavily on various aspects of Algerian culture and tradition, Tengour writes mainly in French. His first published work was a book of surrealist poetry Tapapakitaques ou la poésie-île. His principal translator in English is Pierre Joris, professor at the University of Albany.

Tengour lives in Paris and Constantine.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Mar 29, 1947
Mostaganem
Nationality
  • Algeria
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Habib Tengour." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 1 Jul 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/biography/habib-tengour/m/0gx23mk>.

Discuss this Habib Tengour biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net