Morocco World News
Fez, April 13, 2012
Book Club Foundation of Morocco decided to present the Fez’ Award of Creativity of this year to the Moroccan author Mohammed Berrada. The announcement and official award of the winner will be during the 4th edition of the Mediterranean Book Festival of Fez which will take place in April 21-26, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and the Urban City Council of Fez and the support of the Ministry in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad.
The Jury of the foundation’s decision to award the novelist and critic Mohammed Berrada comes as a result of their “solid conviction” about his intellectual status as “one of the most prominent Moroccan contributors to the cultural and literary fields in Morocco for years.”
During the event, a short documentary, that traces Mohammed Berrada’s path in the fields of literary criticism, novels and short stories, will be screened with the participation of a group of his friends who have shared his literary and intellectual journey.
Among Berrada’s works: Dirasat fi al-Qissah al-‘Arabiyah : Waqa’i Nadwat Miknas (1986), L’ubat al-Nisyan (The Game of Forgetting) (1986), Al-Daw al-harib (Fugitive Light) (1993), Le Théâtre au Maroc : Tradition, Expérimentation et Perspectives (1998), Like a Summer that Will Not Come Back (2001), Imraat al-nisyan (2001), Fadaat Riwaeyah (2003), Siyaqat Thaqafiyah : Mawaqif, Mudakhalaat, Marafi’ (2003).
The opening ceremony of the festival is scheduled on Saturday, April 21 at the cultural complex al-Hurriya. The event is expected to witness the presence of a number of Moroccan and foreign authors and intellectuals.
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