La question des langues au Maroc : rencontre avec Kenza Sefrioui

Tue 22 Oct
Books & Ideas

Taking as a starting point the collective book Maroc, la guerre des langues published by En Toutes Lettres, Kenza Sefrioui will discuss the role that the French language currently plays in Moroccan society and the Moroccan publishing industry in relation to other languages, including Standard and Moroccan Arabic, Amazigh, and English. Relying on her experience as co-founder of the publishing house En Toutes Lettres, Kenza will also reflect on what it means to publish in French from the Global South today. The talk will end with a Q&A with the audience.

Kenza Sefrioui holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and is a journalist, literary critic and cultural activist based in Casablanca. With Hicham Houdaifa, she is also the co-founder of the publishing house En Toutes Lettres, which specialises in essays and non-fiction analysing social and cultural issues related to Morocco.

This event is co-organised by the Institut Français d’Ecosse and Clara Défachel (University of St Andrews) and is supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.