LGBT Moroccan Writer Abdellah Taia

28 Sep 2015


LGBT Moroccan Writer Abdellah Taia
September 28, 2015 - 10:00am - September 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

GSWS; Film Studies; EUCE; French and Italian; Global Studies Center; CERIS.

Moroccan/Francophone writer Abdellah Taia will visit campus for three days to discuss his novels and his recent film (Salvation Army) with the campus community. His oeuvre [including 11 books, two of which are translated in English with one on its way] is ground-breaking as it discusses same-sex sexuality in an Islamic context, dealing with North African/European relations as well. The Moroccan press has written that he is "the first Moroccan to have the courage to publicly assert his difference." Taïa’s novels have “outed” him as “the only gay man” in a country where homosexuality remains a crime.

For more information on Taia and his work, see this article in the NYTimes: and this piece in The Huffington Post:

Event Date: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:00am to Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program