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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The February 20th Movement played a very positive role in the beginning, and then it weakened.

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Does their mother tongue disappear the moment they write? Occasionally he asked me for laabu clarifications, but the translation was his own work, which, according to many of my Anglophone friends, is excellent. The Greeks, a familiar legend goes, called foreigners barbari because it was the sound they heard whenever the people in question opened their mouths.

How do we make sure that Morocco gains access to the universal?

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Views Read Edit View abvellatif. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat So in my opinion we cannot speak of democracy until the moment when we have put an end to this system of apartheid.

George, The world’s embrace: That is the fundamental concern. Morocco, What Democratic Project? Discover new books on Goodreads. Retrieved from ” https: Here in France human relations are a little more distant. There is a golden adellatif that has long nourished my thought, my reflection and my action, that of the Italian Antonio Gramsci.


The great names of Arabic thought and literature are those who have passed through Morocco. What is important is not the language in which they write but what they do with that language, how they work with the French language. I think this is a good moment to speak a little about your recent book Un autre Maroc Another Morocco and your political engagement. We might say, a denunciation of the world today that is mixed into declarations of a world that is to come.

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There are many Moroccan writers who deserve translation. Delivering Poems Around The World. Can that replace their own literature?

One of the concerns of The Bottom of the Jar is a linguistic concern. And yet the intellectual has an opportunity to keep his freedom of speech, to say truthfully what he thinks. Yes, that was in All information has been reproduced here for abdellatf and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge I think there is a real interest in dialogue.

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: It was the memory of that move that was transmitted to her.


What I miss perhaps is the anarchy.

Moroccans are neither better nor worse than any other people. So suppose you were talking with someone, say a young Moroccan, who finds that poetry is difficult, even pretentious, what would you say to that person?

We need intellectuals, thinkers, and researchers who can also be engaged in this fight. Morocco 18 May 30, Moroccan reality is an anarchic reality in every day life, but it is an anarchy where the human is also present.

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I understand that well. You, who have abdellaatif in Morocco for a long time, have no doubt remarked that the political class, the mixture of tendencies—right and left—has mastered the lexicon of democracy, of transparency, of good governance, of human rights, etc. Did he emigrate to France?

The earth opens and welcomes you Now abdellati going to speak without witnesses Oh, you’ve plenty to tell and have all eternity to do so Yesterday’s words tarnished by the tumult will gradually burn in silence The earth opensand welcomes you She alone desired you without you making a move She waited for you with none of Penelope’s guile Her patience was nothing but