">Name: Algerian playwright Abdelkader Alloula killed by Islamic extremists
Artist: the Algerian playwright and stage director Abdelkader Alloula|
Confronting Bodies: Islamic Front for Armed Jihad (FIDA)
Date of Action: March 10, 1994
Specific Location: Oran, Algeria
Description of Artwork: Abdelkader Alloula was a Algerian playwright and stage director. He was born in Ghazaouet in western Algeria, and studied drama in France. He joined the Algerian National Theatre upon its creation in 1963 following independence. His works, typically in vernacular Algerian Arabic, included: El-Aâleg ("The Leech"), a satire of corrupt administration; Homq Salim ("Salim's Madness"), a monologue based on Nikolai Gogol's Diary of a Madman; Hammam Rabbi ("God's Bath"), based on Gogol's The Inspector General.
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