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Moroccan Academic Mustapha Fahmi Wins Literature Prize in Canada

A philosophical work, the book questions how people are present in life and whether they have duties.

Rabat – Moroccan academic Mustapha Fahmi has won the 2019 Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Book Fair prize for his work “The Lesson of Rosalinde” (“La Lecon de Rosalinde”). 

The book is a collection of literary philosophical reflections, in which the author questions the people’s presence in life and whether they have duties, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).

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The book also includes references to world-class thinkers, including Nietzsche, Spinoza, Aristotle, Badios, and Shakespeare.

“If the world is a scene, can one choose its role?” the writer asks.

The author has several books in his repertoire, including scientific pieces and poetry.

A specialist in Shakespeare, Fahmi has given lectures around the world, including in the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham, MAP added.

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In a Facebook post, the Moroccan academic expressed pride over winning the prize.

“Honored and touched,” Fahmi said, thanking the members of the jury panel.

The Moroccan author will receive the prize at the 55th Annual Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Book Far in Quebec, which will take place September 26-29.

MAP reported that 272 authors will attend the event.