from the February 2012 issue
Nawel Louerrad was born in 1981 in Oran, Algeria. After training as an architect, she studied theatrical design in Nantes, then theatrical studies in Montpellier. She returned to Algeria and worked in theatre and in newspaper graphics before beginning to work in comics.
Translated from French by Canan Marasligil
Canan Marasligil is a freelance writer, literary translator, editor, and curator based in Amsterdam. She works internationally in English, French, Turkish, Dutch, and Spanish. She specializes in contemporary Turkish literature as well as in comics. Her interest is in challenging official narratives and advocating freedom of expression through a wide range of creative projects and activities. Canan has worked with cultural organizations across wider Europe and has participated in a range of residencies: as translator in residence at the Free Word Centre in London (2013), as a writer at WAAW in Senegal (2015), and most recently at Copenhagen University working on “City in Translation,” her daily practice exploring languages in urban spaces. Find out more at cananmarasligil.net and cityintranslation.com.