• A photograph of the interior of city alley. Here, a collection of used mannequins gather outside of a stone archway
    February 8, 2022 | Malika Moustadraf
    Photo by Guile Twardowski / Unsplash Malika Moustadraf is a feminist icon in contemporary Moroccan literature, celebrated for her stark interrogation of gender and sexuality in North Afric...
  • A bronze statuary of a man
       By Kebir Ammi
    June 10, 2021 | Kebir Ammi
    Photo by NCinDC / Flickr He said: Why must they destroy and destroy again? Why must they forget my face my gestures my voice? Why must they believe in my absence even as I stand in front of th...
  • A picture of a secluded ancient city street where a tree loaded with red blooms sprouts from beside a stone building creating shade for those walking the street
    May 16, 2019 | Tahar Ben Jelloun
    Photo of Tétouan by Jean-Louis Potier / Flickr An early novel, L’Écrivain public (The public scribe) is a surrealistic, semi-autobiographical work that imagines the arc of the aut...
  • A photo of author Leila Slimani juxtaposed with the cover of the American edition of her book, The Perfect Nanny
    January 31, 2018 | Khalid Lyamlahy
    Leïla Slimani / Photo courtesy of I have barely read any critical pieces on Leïla Slimani’s novel Chanson douce (Gallimard, 2016), winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt i...
  • Beyond the Barbed Wire: Selected Poems of Abdellatif Laâbi
    June 28, 2016 | Abdellatif Laâbi
    Translator’s note: Considered Morocco’s greatest living poet, Abdellatif Laâbi wrote this poem in 1975, roughly three years into his decade-long prison sentence, one of many thousan...
  • Reykjavik, Iceland.
    September 11, 2015 | WLT
    Reykjavik, Iceland. Photo by Christine Zenino/Flickr News, Reviews, and Interviews  The Reykjavik International Literary Festival continues this weekend and features authors recently featured or revi...
  • Photo: Mohamed Nedali / Source: La Vie écho
    February 12, 2015 | André Naffis-Sahely
    Mohamed Nedali’s debut novel, Morceaux de choix: les amours d’un apprenti-boucher, was selected by Nobel laureate J. M. G. Le Clézio as the winner of the Prix Grand Atlas in 2005. I recen...

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