Rabat - A seminar on the literary legacy left by the late writer Edmond Amran al-Maleh will be held in Rabat on May 16 at the International University.
Rabat – A seminar on the literary legacy left by the late writer Edmond Amran al-Maleh will be held in Rabat on May 16 at the International University.
The event is organized by Edmond Amran al-Maleh’s Foundation with the participation of Moroccan writers and researchers who specialize in the work of al-Maleh. The seminar is intended as an effort to reflect on the great works of the late Moroccan thinker.
Edmond Amran al-Maleh is a Moroccan Jewish writer, journalist and teacher from the city of Safi. His writings focused on the cultural dimension by highlighting and stressing the importance of coexistence of the three religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
He also wrote about the Palestinian struggle. As a Moroccan Jew, he was known for his total rejection of immigration to Israel. He was a critic of Zionism and supported the Palestinian cause. According to al-Maleh, religion does not define one’s nation. He condemned the displacement of Moroccan Jews to Israel and those who were involved in this massive exodus.
Al-Maleh who was born in March 30, 1917 and began writing in 1980 when he was 63 years old. Among his works: Parcours Immobile (1983), Mille ans, un jour (1990), Le Retour de d’Abdou el Haki (1990), Abner, Abnour (1996), La Malle de Sidi Maâchou (1998), Le Café Bleu, Zrirek (1999), Une Femme, Une Mère (2004), Lettres à moi-même (2010).
He passed in Morocco in November 15, 2010 at the age of 93. He was buried in Essaouira during a memorial ceremony that was held in Rabat.
The seminar on al-Maleh’s literary legacy will also include different discussion sessions about a variety of issues, such as “Testimonies on Edmond Amran al-Maleh’s Writings”, “A Letter to Edmond Amran al-Maleh”, and “Edmond Amran al-Maleh, the Third Eye”. It will also include a photo exhibition and a pavilion for the sale of his books and research papers about him and his works.
The President of Edmond Amran al-Maleh Foundation, Andé Azoulay will also participate in the event, in addition to Ahmed Izbakh, Vice President of the International University of Rabat, Idriss Kherrouz, Director of the National Library of the Kingdom and Vice President of Edmond Amran al-Maleh Foundation.