Azouz Begag

Novelist, Author

1957 –


Who is Azouz Begag?

Azouz Begag, is a French writer, politician and researcher in economics and sociology at the CNRS. He was the delegate minister for equal opportunities of France in the government of French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin till 5 April 2007. He resigned to support the moderate centrist candidate François Bayrou, one of the two UMP ministers to do so.

Begag has written approximately 20 literary books for adults and children, as well as songs. Furthermore, he is the scriptwriter of the French movie Camping à la ferme, where he exposed his vision of "three levels of riches" multiculturalism in today's French society : the advantages of its relatively new multiethnicity due to a new non-European immigration mixed with the basis of its historical and natural multiculturality whether coming from the riches of its several regional cultures and languages or from the successful integration of previous waves of European immigration during its history.

Before becoming minister, Begag was decorated and made Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite and knight of the Legion of Honor.

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Feb 5, 1957
Also known as
  • Begag Azzouz
  • Islam
  • Algeria
  • France
Lived in
  • Lyon

on July 23, 2013


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