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Driss Chraïbi (July 15, 1926 in El Jadida – April 1, 2007 in Drôme, France) was a Moroccan author whose novels deal with colonialism, culture clashes, generational conflict and the treatment of women and are often semi-autobiographical.
|Born||July 15, 1926|
El Jadida, Morocco
|Died||April 1, 2007 (aged 80)|
Born in El Jadida and educated in Casablanca, Chraïbi went to Paris in 1946 to study chemistry before turning to literature and journalism.
Other works by Driss Chraïbi:
- Butts (1955)
- From All Horizons (1956)
- The Crowd (1961)
- Heirs to the Past (1962)
- The Ass (1965)
- A Friend Is Coming To See You (1967)
- Mother Comes of Age (1972)
- The Flutes of Death (1981)
- The Mother of Springtime (1982)
- Birth at Dawn (1986)
- Inspector Ali (1991)
Chraïbi wrote two children's books.
- Pushpa Naidu Parekh; Siga Fatima Jagne (1998). Postcolonial African Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-313-29056-5.
Media related to Driss Chraïbi at Wikimedia Commons
- Driss Chraibi @ bibliomonde.com (in French)
- Moroccan-French novelist Driss Chraibi dies, April 2, 2007, CBC Arts
- Audio Book (mp3): Incipit of 'Les Boucs' (Butts) (in French)
- Interview with Driss Chraïbi (in Spanish)
- Driss Chraibi biography @ britannica.com
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