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Laâbi’s début collection of poetry
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published 2012 by Pirogue (first published 1976)
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Edita
the world

this void

this suffocating void

this stopper of ether

to our breathing
David Burns
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
« La poésie est tout ce qui reste à l’homme pour proclamer sa dignité, ne pas sombrer dans le nombre, pour que son souffle reste à jamais imprimé et attesté dans le cri ».

« Ma plume est meurtrière » dit encore le poète, qui ne craint pas les bourreaux :

« A nous deux geôliers de l’espoir

Tenez !

Je vous jette mon stylo

Si vous croyez qu’il est seul l’instrument de ma colère

Brisez-le !

Je deviendrai orateur… »

-Abdellatif Laâbi, (Moroccan poet), The Rule of Barbarism - Read in Saudi Arabia (Feb 2021)

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Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the issues not been understood about the enlightenment is its capacity to erase the Easter world. Fortunately, poets bring its pain and deception forward.
World Literature Today
"Abdellatif Laâbi’s rhythm and flow come through in these incantatory verses of struggle and love for a reimagined land. He may be heeded or ignored, but the prophet-poet has spoken." - Christopher Schaefer, Paris

This book was reviewed in the March 2013 issue of World Literature Today. Read the full review by visiting our website: http://bit.ly/VTRdP0
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Arabic: عبد اللطيف اللعبي

Abdellatif Laâbi is a Moroccan poet, born in 1942 in Fes, Morocco.

Laâbi, then teaching French, founded with other poets the artistic journal Souffles, an important literary review in 1966. It was considered as a meeting point of some poets who felt the emergency of a poetic stand and revival, but which, very quickly, crystallized all Moroccan creative energies: painters,
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