Abdellah Taïa





Abdellah Taïa


Born
in Sale, Morocco
January 01, 1973

Website

Genre


Abdellah Taïa is a young Moroccan writer born in Salé in 1973. He grew up in a neighborhood called “Hay Salam” located between Salé and Rabat, where his father Mohammed works at the General Library of the capital. His mother M’Barka, an illiterate housewife, gives so much meaning to his days and accompanies his sleep with her nocturnal melodies. This son of a working-class district and second youngest of a household of ten children is the first Moroccan writer to publicly assume his homosexuality.

Abdellah Taïa has been living in Paris since 1999, where he obtained a doctorate in Letters at La Sorbonne University while managing to write 5 books. The last one, called “an Arabian melancholia”, was just published by “Seuil” on March 6th of 2008

Average rating: 3.59 · 925 ratings · 102 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
Salvation Army

by
3.67 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
An Arab Melancholia

by
3.59 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lettres à un jeune Marocain

by
3.50 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Le Jour du Roi

3.18 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Infidèles

3.46 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Le rouge du tarbouche

3.14 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Un pays pour mourir

3.41 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Celui qui est digne d'être ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mi Marruecos

by
3.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Arabs Are No Longer Afraid

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Abdellah Taïa…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Goodreads Librari...: Two author pages for the same author 2 34 Nov 24, 2010 07:35AM  
21st Century Lite...: 2017 Albertine Prize 4 26 Mar 16, 2017 01:22PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Abdellah to Goodreads.