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26 November 2018
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Where does the Arab World go?
Location: Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture & Research
Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Taher bin Jaloun – Morocco

Tahar Ben Jelloun is a French writer of Moroccan descent (from the city of Fez). He belongs to the second generation of Moroccan writers who wrote in French and has many books in poetry, fiction and stories. Ben Jelloun’s works are immersed in folklore and magic where he was well known in Francophone countries, especially after receiving the French Goncourt Prize for the novel Laylat Al-Qadr. He began writing poetry with the literary magazine Souffles in Morocco before shifting to novels and stories in the 1970s where he authored numerous literary works. A frequent
guest in the world’s largest institutes, Ben Jelloun will speak at the Shaikh Ebrahim Centre in a lecture entitled “Democracy is not a technique, democracy is culture.”

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Shaikh Ebrahim Center