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This south, especially the towns of Tafraout, Tiznit, and Agadir are always present in his writings. This publication sent a strong signal that Moroccan Francophone literature was there to stay, but on its own terms. It signaled the end of the era that put the ideological message in writing before artistic expression. This was clear even in his first book Agadir He proclaimed himself a "linguistic guerilla" with the goal of claiming new ground for unrestrained artistic expression.
Abdelkarim Ghellab b. When he returned to Morocco he worked in many different government administration, especially Foreign Affairs and education. Of all the writers that Morocco has produced since the turn of the century, Ghellab is probably the oldest and the most influential.
As a senior founding member of the Moroccan Writers' Union and as the editor of the A'alam daily newspaper and its literary supplement, Ghellab wields much influence on the country's intellectual circles and the cultural life as a whole.
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His views on social and cultural issues, especially those of Arabization, modernism, and cultural diversity, are reminiscent of Salafi schools of thought. Ghellab's writings cover a wide range of disciplines, especially fiction, literary criticism and politics. The four novels he published between and emphasize the bourgeois perspective from which Ghellab looks at recent Moroccan history. He is frequently criticized for over-emphasizing the role played by the urban bourgeois classes in the struggle for independence and glossing over the hardships that the poorer rural areas of Morocco underwent for the same cause.
Dafanna Al-Mad'i We Burried the Past and Lm'aallam Ali Master Ali are both set against the backdrop of French military presence in urban centers and how the educated elite of the cities organized anti-French resistance.
These two novels offer good illustrations of Ghellab's tendency to lapse into a type of revisionist history where the role of the urban elites is highlighted. Tahar Ben Jelloun is certainly one of the better known Maghrebi intellectuals, but he is also one of the more controversial. Some critics attack him for being "auto-exoticizing," claiming his fiction has little other purpose than titillating the occidental reader. He is the translator of Mohamed Choukri's novel Le pain nu from Arabic. Having studied Social Psychology in Paris, Ben Jelloun has also published an essay on the situation of North African immigrant workers in France called La plus haute des solitudes His work is informed by his Moroccan and Arabo-Islamic heritage as well as by Western philospohies such as deconstruction.
He is a prolific poet. He was then appointed dean of the University of Rabat. He also Taught at the University of Algiers. El-Hababi was one of the founding members of the Moroccan Writers Union and became its first president in He was the editor in chief of two publications: Takamul Al-Maa'rifa and Dirasat Falasfya wa 'adabiyah.
In Morocco El-Hababi is best known as leading figure in philosophy and literary theory. His main areas of investigation were Islamic philosophy and the contemporary trends in Western thought, especially 'personnalism' on which he wrote his Ph. El-Hababi's most extensively published in French. Mostafa Nissabory is another writer consider part of the post-colonial "new generation of Moroccan Francophone writers. This was followed by Eaux vives and the artistic journal Souffles.
Khnata Bennouna is one of the few women writers who have managed to enter the almost exclusively male field of literary creation. Working mainly in short fiction, Khnata is regarded as a very political writer.
Some of her readers even argue that her concern with political matters weighs down her writing and gives it a rather heavy didactic tone. Her novel Al-Ghad wa Al-Ghadab Tomorrow and Wrath uses techniques of autobiography writing along with ambiguity and other contemporary tropes to create a dense text that questions the existing social and political constructs. Besides being an overtly political writer, Khnata is also known for her resistance to a literary trend that encourages Moroccan writers to follow conventions set by Middle Eastern poets and novelists.
In fact she resisted what viewed as an eastern "tutelage. Indeed her books frequently dealt the Palestinian both from a political point of view and a humanitarian one. Bennouna currently works as a principle of a high-school in Casablanca. Mohammed Berrada b. Although he wrote some fiction and poetry, the most significant bulk of his work is in literary criticism and translation.
Berrada is well read in both the Arab and European literary traditions. His writing is very much influenced by modernist literary theories which emphasize ambiguity and dynamic narrative techniques which challenge the reader and create a new relationship between the reader and the text. He also wrote on critics who brought new and revolutionary insights into the literary criticism tradition of the Arab world.
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His book Mohammed Mandur wa Tanthir Annaqd Al-A'rabi Mohammed Mandur and the Theorization of Arab Criticism explores Mohammed Mandur's critical approach to Arabic literature and the extent to which it has enriched the literary production among younger generations of Arab writers. The works of Frantz Fanon are of tremendous importance to the development of a post-colonial tradition of literary criticism.
Rabia' Mubarak Rabia' also belongs to the first generation of Morocco's contemporary writers. His contributions to national litearture include short stories, plays, novels, and even children's books. His background in psychology and education helped him has greatly influenced his writings as will become clear from the titles of some of his books. The list of his publications is long but here are some of his most significant works. He also wrote at least a dozen children books and psychological studies on the process of socialization and cognitive aspects of childhood.
Mohammed Zefzaf Zefzaf is probably Morocco's most prolific fiction writer.
His stories are usually set in an urban context, usually Casablanca, where characters are tossed and have to find their way around the town and the people. He plays on problems of contact between the center as represented by the big towns and its educated residents and the rural margins with its poor and provenicial inhabitants.
Zefzaf's novels, adacious works do not consider any topic to be outside literature's reach. Needless to say that this stance has earned quite a few crises with the local security forces. Zefzaf currently teaches in a high-school in Casablanca.
www.floridainjurymedical.com/wp-content/girlfriend/med-logiciel-espion.php He came to public attention in with the publication of his first novel Messaouda. A second volume, Chant d'ortie, appeared in In he published a work of non-fiction called L'amour circoncis , a comprehensive which lays open the erotic ideals, conventions and practices in Morocco, and in the process explains the identification of the individual in Moroccan society.
Edmond Amran Elmaleh --Born into a Jewish family in Safi Morocco, Edmond Amran Elmaleh is one of the writers of a new generation who has contributed to the continuation of a vibrant, diverse tradition of Francophone literature in Morocco. Paul Minnesota. Over the course of intertwined memories, in a long aside to the reader, she unfolds the whole story of the Sadr family. From her petulant ancestors from nothern Persia down to her own parents, Darius and Sara, eternal opponents of the regime of the day: that of the Shah, until , then that of Khomeiny.
This last episode was to force their definitive flight from Iran. She arrived in France at the age of eleven, having crossed the mountains of Kurdistan on horseback with her mother and sister. Pollentier, Caroline. London: Palgrave Macmillan Radway, Janice. Rubin, Joan. The Making of Middlebrow Culture. Spire, Alexis. Verstraeten, Pieter; Hove, Karen Van.
Woolf, Virginia. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, Driscoll, The New Literary Middlebrow , 5. Henri Guaino, spokesperson for Sarkozy, cited in Leparmentier, Arnaud. The original annual lists include the top 50 books from which I take the top 20 to ensure significant number of sales and to reduce the size of the corpus.
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