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, she received a debut award, and her story collection A Child of God won the BNG New Literature Prize. Both books have been translated into German. In The Man Who Didn’t Want to Be Buried, she portrays the cultural divide experienced by migrants. Tell someone is a captivating chronicle of a Moroccan soldier fighting alongside the French during World War I. She has won the Flemish Culture Award for Literature 2019.
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