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Rachida Lamrabet

Rachida Lamrabet (b. 1970) writes fiction and stage plays. Her work is strongly inspired by the themes of migration and identity. For her first novel, 'Woman Country' (Vrouwland, 2007), she received a debut award, and her story collection ‘A Child of God’ (Een kind van God, 2008) won the BNG New Literature Prize. Both books have been translated into German. In ‘The Man Who Didn’t Want to Be Buried’ (De man die niet begraven wilde worden, 2011), she portrays the cultural divide experienced by migrants. 'Tell someone' (Vertel het iemand, 2018) is a captivating chronicle of a Moroccan soldier fighting alongside the French during World War I.

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