Born in Collo, Algeria, in 1940, Nabile Farès was an activist, ethnologist and psychoanalyst. He has been a voice against colonialism in poetic works such as Chant d'Akli and Escuchando tu historia (Hearing Your Story), as well as L'Exil au féminin (Exile: Women's Turn). His popular second novel, Un Passager de l'Occident (A Passenger From The West), concerning his meeting and friendship with James Baldwin, was the first to be translated into English. Farès' work stresses Berber identity and—beyond the period of French colonization—the transience of the Arab presence and of Islamization. After a long period of active suppression, his early works are now being published in Algeria for the first time, with his latest work, Il était une fois l'Algérie, appearing in both France and Algeria in 2010. Long a respected figure in French letters, in Algeria Farès was awarded the Kateb Yacine prize for lifetime achievement. After the Algerian war, he lived in Paris, where he was a psychoanalyst with a practice focusing on issues of immigration and trans-culturation, until his death in 2016.