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Moroccan Author to Deliver Lecture

October 29, 2012 - 5:00 am to 6:30 am

Abderrahman El Fathi is a professor of Spanish literature at the University Abdelmalek Essaadi of Tétouan, Morocco. He lives in Tangier, Cadiz and Seville, but it can be said that his permanent residence is in the Strait of Gibraltar, in the mythical land of “Al-Andalus.” He is Moroccan born author who expresses himself in Spanish. He claims that he could be a Spaniard “trapped” in the body of a Moroccan, for whom poetry is a ritual of exorcism between one and his “Other,” abandoning none of his beings, blending and fusing himself continuously. El Fathi is the author of several poetry books, a theater play and various essays and monographs. He has been included in numerous anthologies of poetry in Spain and Morocco. Among his books are: "Imágenes y palabras;" "Abordaje; África en versos mojados;" "El cielo herido;" "Fantasías Literarias;" "Primavera en Ramallah y Bagdad;" "Desde la otra orilla;" and "DANZADELAIRE."

The presentation will be in Spanish with English translations, and there will be a book signing. The event is open to everyone.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Research in the Humanities and the Arts.

For more information, contact Professor Cristián H. Ricci at (209) 228-2946 or cricci@ucmerced.edu.


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