Browse through Abdellatif Laâbi’s poems and quotes. 12 poems of Abdellatif Laâbi. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Stopping By. Abdellatif Laâbi // Author, Poet // Abdellatif Laâbi is a Moroccan poet, born in in Fès, Morocco. Laâbi founded with other poets the artistic journal Souffles in. Abdellatif Laâbi is a poet, novelist, playwright, translator and political activist. He was born in Fez, Morocco in In the s, Laâbi was the founding editor.

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Do you know what happened to him afterward?

I have read these writers from intellectual curiosity, of course. We need the youth of today to take on that responsibility. And yet this work has not been abbdellatif since Moroccan independence.

It seemed they were almost slaves in our service, so that we could eat, so that we could be clothed, and so that we could go to school. Delivering Poems Around The World.

I would like to know if you, as a Moroccan, have found interesting insights in these texts. They speak to others very easily. Poets like Mostafa Nissaboury. I think I know well miseries and luminosities, pettinesses and grandeurs, barbarism and refinement. Public education is for the people and private education is reserved for those who have the means to pay and then later send their kids abroad for college. Morocco is a very young country when it comes to literature.


What I miss perhaps is the anarchy. But you have also just stated that Darija and Amazigh need to be developed.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. One hand isn’t enough to So, there is this homage, of course, to that woman who had 11 children—three of whom died—so eight children: If you are a poet, you will need to have another job. Morocco Portal Literature Portal. A few more questions to finish up: Refresh and try again.

My father was a simple craftsman who worked his entire life. The political class in Morocco, as in many other countries, even in advanced democracies, has lost a great deal of credibility.

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I think there is a real interest in dialogue. His final trial was still four months away. The passage of time, of waiting, abdellaatif becoming relative in a certain sense. It was considered as a meeting point of some poets who felt the emergency of a poetic stand and revival, but which, very quickly, crystallized all Moroccan creative energies: Did he fight in the Algerian war of independence?

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There would be a couple dozen authors. And furthermore, we abdelaltif pose the same question to any good reader of literature. You just have to come up to someone smiling for everything to go well. Today there is a globalization of literature. Then there are things that can be expressed in poetry that cannot be expressed in novels, except if perhaps the abdllatif is also a poet. In Praise of Defeat: Discover new books on Goodreads.

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In his or her reading, 80 percent of the books are probably translations.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My mother worked for us her entire life. We have some great poets for example.

The Abdellatif Laâbi Interview

I collaborated with a Belgian rapper of Moroccan origin named Rival. Do they inform your own writing in any way? He was released inand five years later he moved to France where he has resided ever since.

Despite his self-imposed exile, he has continued to be politically laab in Moroccan public life, spending significant time there each year.

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