Mostafa Nissabouri

Mostafa Nissabouri, born in Casablanca in 1943, is a poet, the former director of the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Casablanca, and one of the founders of the pivotal Moroccan literary journals Souffles (1966) and Intégral (1971). His highly intertextual work deals with the daily effects of sociocultural violence and is marked by a fascination with memory and otherness. Nissabouri’s poetry collections include Plus haute mémoire, La Mille et Deuxième Nuit, Aube, and Approche du désertique, translated as Approach to the Desert Space in 2001 by Guy Bennett.