Underappreciated: Mehdi Charef

We continue our Underappreciated summer reading series with a look at Mehdi Charef, who helped create a new genre of Franco-African literature with his 1983 novel Tea in the Harem. It traces the conflicted identity and roots of a North African teenager living in Paris. Professor Alec Hargreaves of Florida State University tells us why Charef should be on your summer reading list.