Rita S. Nezami

Rita Nezami is a scholar and translator who teaches writing and world literature at SUNY Stony Brook. In 2016 Northwestern University Press published her translations of Tahar Ben Jelloun’s writings on the Arab Spring. She is currently translating Ben Jelloun’s 2016 novel on racism in Morocco, Le Mariage de Plaisir.

  • 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...
  • The cover to By Fire: Writings on the Arab Spring by Tahar Ben Jelloun
    Tahar Ben Jelloun
    Evanston, Illinois. Curbstone Books / Northwestern University Press. 2016. 120 pages. Where does one begin to speak of the Arab Spring, after all that has been expended in dreams, analysis, and lives?...

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