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Abdellah Taia

Abdellah Taïa

Abdellah Taïa is the first Arab writer/filmmaker to publicly declare his homosexuality. He is the author of A Country for DyingAnother MoroccoSalvation ArmyAn Arab Melancholia, and Infidels. His novel Le jour du Roi won the French Prix de Flore in 2010. His first film, Salvation Army, was selected for the Venice Film Festival 2013, TIFF 2013, New Directors 2014, and won many international prizes.

Abdellah Taia a country for dying feature Fiction

“I see it all. What you did, Papa. I’m not angry at you. Don’t worry.” A Moroccan woman living in exile in Paris remembers her father’s dying days.

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In a wrenching dialogue, a man searches for human connection, even as he recalls childhood abuse. Translated from the French by Amanda DeMarco. Short Story

Abdellah Taïa