In Praise of Defeat

Poems by Abdellatif Laabi

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One of the central writers and thinkers in contemporary Maghreb letters and banned by the Moroccan government, Abdellatif Laabi's poetry is increasingly influential on the international scene and...

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Laâbi's poetic voice consistently raises a song of possibilities above the dirge of cruelty.
-- Victor Reinking

The great power and subtlety of the work lies in the fine balance it strikes between that...

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