Hédi Bouraoui

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Hédi Bouraoui (born July 16, 1932 in Sfax, Tunisia) is a Tunisian/Canadian poet, novelist and academic, who regularly deals with themes involving the transcendence of cultural boundaries.

Bouraoui was educated in France and in the United States, in French, English and American literature. In 1966, he joined the faculty at York University in Toronto, Ontario, where he teaches both French and English literature, specializing in African, Caribbean and franco-ontarian literatures. He also launched the Canada-Mediterranean Centre (CMC) at the university.

In May, 2003, he was granted an honorary doctorate from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario in recognition of his contributions to Canadian and world literature. He has also received a number of literary awards in Canada, France, and Tunisia.

Books by Hédi Bouraoui[edit]