Albert Mimi, a French writer and sociologist of Tunisian origin, who is best known for his human novels including "La Stato de Cel" and his works on "Judaism", colonialism and racism, died in Paris at the age of 99, according to what one of his close associates told AFP on Sunday.
"He died very quietly on Thursday night, Friday," said Guy Douga, honorary professor at the University of Montpellier 3, who has collaborated with the author for decades.
Mimi was born in the year 1920 in Tunisia when she was a French colony, to a modest Jewish family who speaks Arabic, and discovered his talent very early on Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, who wrote the introductions of his first works.
The writer and researcher did not stop seeking to build bridges between East and West, Europe and the Maghreb, and through his writings he contributed to the development of human thought, including articles on "Judaism", the concept he formulated in the seventies, colonialism and racism.
The French ambassador to Tunisia, Olivier Bouvre Darfur, also announced his death on his Facebook account on Sunday, and said in connection with Agence France-Presse, "It is a great intellectual conscience, anti-colonial, and at the same time is certain that it will no longer have a place in an independent Tunisia." ".
"He is a great North African writer, whom Sartre and Camus considered a great Maghreb writer
By ... Nadeemy Haded