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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You mention Salman Rushdie, whose mother tongue is Urdu but who writes in English.
I think there is a real interest in dialogue. In my family there is that legend, but not that legendary per se. We need civil society to be engaged in that combat.
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And something I wondered when I was in Morocco was whether there will be a moment like that for Darija the Moroccan dialect of Arabic. I am all that human culture has made of me, with its diversity and its pluralism. But I think that in the panorama of current poetry, rap has its place.
And they also published in the automobile magazine of Abdellatkf. Language moves there, it transforms itself, and so as a result it has an impact on other abdelltaif genres. What is it that animates them and outrages them? The ten of us lived in a small house of two rooms. Always imagine me living and struggling, in unity and contradiction, but always pushing ahead.
After working in Agadir in the aftermath of the earthquake he left for Casablanca, where he wrote Agadirhis first novel. Public education is for the people and laqbi education is reserved for those who have the means to pay and then later send their kids abroad for college.
His final trial was still four months away. I had started writing and publishing in several literary magazines, here in France, and also in Moroccan reviews.
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And culture dominates in that question. Personally I have sought it out. As for the cuisine, I make Moroccan food myself here, French and international as well.
When I was in Morocco, an article of yours was published in the magazine TelQuel where you put forth certain theses for Morocco. Refresh and try again. I requested some of the rappers to read my texts, to see what it would produce. The intellectual is not required to be in the consensus.
It was considered as a meeting point of some poets who felt the emergency of a poetic stand labi revival, but which, very quickly, crystallized all Moroccan creative energies: What bothers me a little is that in this new expressive form there is a return to tradition.
If you are a poet, you will need to have another job. Max Nelson is writing a series on prison literature.
So that was the group we started with. What I miss perhaps is the anarchy. That right there is one of the major concerns of literature, whether Moroccan, American, or Chinese. We might say, a denunciation of the world today that is mixed into declarations of a world that is to come. Do you agree that type of wisdom is being lost?
She was often angry at her condition, and it was by sbdellatif to her speak that perhaps—and I say perhaps—the desire to write was born in me. What must be done with these writers is to see how the different linguistic registers are molded into their writing.
I have the impression from your writing that you still remain optimistic about the future. Moroccan reality is an anarchic reality in every day life, but it is an anarchy where the human is also present.
How do Moroccan men or women function from the inside: