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Abdelfattah Kilito
Abdelfattah Kilito is a Moroccan fabulist and scholar, who writes in Arabic and French. He is professor emeritus in the Department of French at Muhammad V University in Rabat, Morocco, and has written extensively about classical Arabic literature, bilingualism, and issues of translation. His many books include The Author and his Doubles (1985; trans. 2001), The Tongue of Adam (1999; trans. 2018), Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language (2008), and The Clash of Images, a collection of tales (2010).  The Arabs and the Art of Storytelling: A Strange Familiarity (2004) came out in English in 2014. Je parle toutes les langues, mais en arabe (I speak all languages but in Arabic) was published in French in 2013. The twelve tales appearing here were first published by the DABA Maroc festival in Brussels in 2012.   Abdelfattah Kilito has won Le Grand Prix du Maroc (1989), Le Prix Grand Atlas (1996), the French Academy Award (le Prix du Rayonnement de la Langue Française, 1996), and the Sultan Al Owais Price for Criticism and Literature Studies (2007).

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Archaeology: Twelve Miniatures

Poetry

November 2021

Abdelfattah Kilito

TR. Clare Finburgh Delijani

TR. Marina Warner

Poetry

November 2021

Picture    Adam has just tasted the forbidden fruit; he’s bitten into the apple and he’s condemned to roll it in his mouth for...

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poetry

October 2014

Roman Nights

Martin Glaz Serup

TR. Christopher Sand-Iversen

poetry

October 2014

4.    It’s New Year’s Eve, I’m standing newly divorced on a roof in a town, we toast the...

feature

December 2016

Wildness of the Day

Orlando Reade

feature

December 2016

One day in late 2011, waiting outside Green Park station, my gaze was drawn to an unexpected sight. Earlier...

Art

September 2011

Interview with Marnie Weber

Timothée Chaillou

Art

September 2011

Los Angeles-based artist Marnie Weber has spent her career weaving music, performance, collage, photography and performance together into her...

 

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