Sonallah Ibrahim Part of Committee Setting Up ‘Mohamed Choukri International Award’

World literary awards are plentiful, although credible, transparent, and interesting ones less so. The Mohamed Choukri Foundation, named for the celebrated Moroccan author, recently announced the establishment of one in Choukri’s name.

‘A Night in Casablanca’: Bringing Mohamed Zafzaf Back to Life

It was thirteen years ago this month that Moroccan author Mohamed Zafzaf — the “godfather” of Moroccan literature — died in Casablanca. Although the French translation of his “The Cockerel Egg” received the Grand Atlas Prize in 1998, and the Spanish translation of his acclaimed “The Woman and the Rose” occasioned a letter from Spain’s king, he has been nearly absent from English translation.