The World's Embrace
The World's Embrace
Translated by Anne George, Edris Makward, Victor Reinking

Selected Poems

Compelling poems from one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed of contemporary North African writers. Imprisoned for many years by the Moroccan authorities, Laabi's poetry is haunted by memories of torture and prisons and bears witness to his preoccupations with-and resistance to-the growing international sickness of state-supported inhumanity.

Abdellatif Laabi was born in 1942 in Fez. In 1966, he founded the avant-garde literary and artistic journal Souffles, which helped spark a literary and artistic renaissance through North Africa. Imprisoned for seven years in the '70s for his political beliefs and his writings, he has lived in Paris since 1985. His latest book, a novel, will be published this year by Gallimard.

Title The World's Embrace
Translated by Anne George, Edris Makward, Victor Reinking
Languages English, French
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading POE000000 POETRY
Title First Published 01 February 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 0872864138
ISBN-13 9780872864139
Publication Date 01 February 2003
Main content page count 224
Dimensions 5 x 9 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.95

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