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Azouz Begag was born in Lyon, France in 1957 into an Algerian family. He is a French writer, politician and researcher in economics and sociology. He was the delegate minister for equal opportunities in the French government 2005-2007. He has written 20 literary works for adults and children, his best-known books his autobiographical novel Le Gone du Chaâba (1986) which was made into a film of the same name and The Sheep in the Bathtub, an account of his two years as minister.
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