Abdellatif Laâbi: A Writing of Dissidence

Alessandra, Jacques
June 1992
Research in African Literatures;Summer1992, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p151
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the works of African author Abdellatif Laâbi. The article author describes him as a writer of dissidence. The work of Abdellatif is a work in constant movement. Inscribed in a system for the defense of human values, it refracts the impatience of a writer who is intent upon probing his limits by using all registers of literary expression. He is better known for his cultural activism, for his politically engaged stance within and later outside the Moroccan left, and for his eight and a half years in prison at Kenitra (1972-80) than for his creative literary works. For this reason and not out of any ideological consideration or stereotyped attitude toward him, the reality of Abdellatif can only be grasped behind the persona of the writer.


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