Poetry. African & African American Studies. Translated by Peter Thompson. Hmoudane—justly famous for popular novels—adds his poetry to the timely warnings of Amin Maalouf, Fouad Laroui and others, providing context to the religious totalitarianism of Morocco today through the epic sectarian battles of its past. Fashioning images of degeneration and hypocrisy, and a tone by turns down to earth and hieratic, he dazzles with a mirror image of the Koran and Islamic history. "I dance like a throat-slit leaping / On the night I call forth and enlist / The stars." This edition is illustrated with full color gravures by Bouchaïb Maoual.
Born in El Maâzize, in the region of Khémisset, Mohamed Hmoudane is a Moroccan poet, novelist and translator. He has lived in France since 1989. His writing, tinged with rebelliousness and dark humor, is widely respected both in France and in the Arab world.Author City: PARIS FRA