Mohamed Ould Abdulrahman Ould Amin is the former Mauritanian minister of information, and one of the ?writers eagerly followed by the cultural audience in the country.
He is known for his articles opposing the ?regime of President Mohammed Ould Abdelaziz under the name Hassan Ould al Mokhtar.”
Hassan Ould al Mokhtar made the media professionals in Nouakchott curious about this ?phenomenon before discovering his real personality.
Arab Today spoke to Mohamed Ould Abdulrahman Ould Amin about his last novel, Diaries of Hassan Ould al ?Mokhtar.
"I recently had this strong desire to write literature," Amin begins. "I had already published ?studies in the field of my expertise which is international law and relations, but writing ?literature was a different passion."
"Someone pointed out to me that there is a literal aspect in ?the production work of writer Hassan Mokhtar - my pseudonym. I then decided to transform that pseudonym into a narrative person by writing diary extracts."
Ould Amin added: “I would then write one chapter, post it online on my Facebook page and wait for my audiences' reaction. I would then write the follow up until the novel was completed."
The writer tells us that around 5,000 copies of the novel were printed, adding that there will be more novels to come including his upcoming work, Menina Blanche