Abdelmajid Benjelloun

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Abdelmajid Benjelloun (1919–1981) was a novelist, journalist and ambassador from Morocco. His auto-biographical novel Fi at-Tufula (In Childhood), published in 1957, was one of the very first Moroccan novels in Arabic. He was born in Casablanca in 1919. His parents emigrated to England (Manchester) when he was only one year old. He returned to Morocco when he was ten.


Poetry and novels

  • Fi at-Tufula (In Childhood), auto-biographical novel (1957)

On Abdelmajid Benjelloun:

  • Simon Gikandi, The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature, p. 192
  • Rosa María Ruiz Moreno, "Abd al-Mayid ben Yellun (1915-1981): un pionero de la narrativa marroquí", in: Pérez Beltrán, Carmelo y Ruiz Almodóvar, Caridad (eds), El Magreb : coordenadas socioculturales, 1996, ISBN 84-8144-071-X, pags. 487-504

External links[edit]

  • Literatura Marroqui Contemporanea (in Spanish) under 'Benyellun' [1]