L’Espoir à l’arraché
With Abdellatif Laâbi in conversation with Soraya Amrani
Wednesday 3 October 2018 at 6pm
The Boghossian Foundation presents three evenings dedicated to literature from the Arab World, a co-production with the Midis de la Poésie and La Charge du Rhinocéros.
Poet Abdellatif Laâbi will inaugurate this series with L’Espoir à l’arraché, in which he leads a new battle against the “barbaric rule” he has been combatting since he wrote his first book in the mid-sixties. Through his writing, he celebrates life in spite of tragic accidents which strongly resonate with each poem, leaving the reader feeling both heartened and starry-eyed.
Abdellatif Laâbi was born in Fes in 1942. In 1966 he founded the literary review Souffles, which subverted Maghreb’s literary and cultural fields. His fight for freedom led him to be imprisoned for a long time in Morocco. Since 1985, he has mainly lived in France. His poetry has garnered numerous awards, including the Goncourt for Poetry and the Grand Prix de la Francophonie, and is translated in a growing number of languages.
With the Support of the Promotion of Brussels at the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
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