Beyond the Barbed Wire: Selected Poems

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A career-spanning selection of Laabi's poetry from the late 1960s to the 2010s, with a special emphasis on his prison writings from the 1970s. The book also features an extensive interview with the author, which discusses his renewed prominence on the Moroccan intellectual scene after the Arab Spring, once a new generation of artists and activists began looking to him as a source of inspiration.

Author: Abdellatif Laabi
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Published: 07/01/2016
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.20w x 0.60d
ISBN13: 9781784100520
ISBN10: 1784100528
BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | African

About the Author
Abdellatif Laâbi is the most important contemporary Moroccan poet, editor, novelist, translator and public intellectual. From 1972 to 1980 Laâbi was imprisoned for his peaceful activism against the repressive regime of Hassan II; he was adopted as an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience and received the Prix de la Liberté from French PEN on his release in 1981. André Naffis-Sahely (born 1985) is a poet, critic and translator. He has a BA in History and Politics and an M.Litt in Creative Writing from the University of St Andrews.