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Driss Chraïbi (July 15, 1926, El Jadida – April 1, 2007, 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.[1]

Driss Chraïbi
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Born(1926-07-15)July 15, 1926
El Jadida, Morocco
DiedApril 1, 2007(2007-04-01) (aged 80)
Crest, France
OccupationNovelist
LanguageFrench
NationalityMoroccan
Period1954–2004

Born in El Jadida and educated in Casablanca, Chraïbi went to Paris in 1946 to study chemistry before turning to literature and journalism.

WorksEdit

His first novel, The Simple Past, was published in 1954.

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Driss Chraïbi at Wikimedia Commons