Mohammed Boujendar

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Mohammed Boujendar (1889-1926) was a Moroccan historian and poet.[1] He worked as a translator for the Résidence Générale du Protectorat, published articles for the Arab language weekly As-Sa'ada (Happiness) [2] and was a professor of literature (from 1913) at the Institut des Hautes Études in Rabat.

Some of his books are:

  • Muqaddimat al-fath min tarikh ribat al-fath, (a history of Rabat), imprimerie du Bulletin officiel, Rabat, 1926
  • al-Ightibat bi-tarajimi a 'lam ar-ribat (الاغتباط بتراجم أعلام الرباط), a biography of the judges of Rabat (ed. with notes by Abdelkrim Kriem, ed. Matabi' al-Atlas, Rabat, 1987)
  • Šâla wa âtâruha (ta' lîf), in French: Chellah et ses ruines: Histoire de la Zaouia de Chellah et description de ses ruines, 1922
  • Al 'Itre al masky ( about his teacher Mekki Betaouri).

Boujendar was active in organizing literary salons in the 20's, a tradition that would later be followed by Rabat's Abdallah al-Jirari in the 30's.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muhammad ibn Abbas Kabbaj, La Littérature Arabe au Maroc, la Bibliothèque Nationale, 1929, p 75
  2. ^ Hespéris Tamuda, Volume 36 , 1998
  3. ^ Mustapha Bourakkadi, "un salon littéraire qui subsiste et perdure", in: Le Matin 15-09-2006 [1] retrieved 15-8-2012