- The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions
- List of Contributors
- Toward a Theory of the Arabic Novel
- The Arabic Novel and History
- The Medieval Turn in Modern Arabic Narrative
- The Novel and the <i>Maqāma</i>
- <i>A Thousand and One Nights</i> and the Novel
- Translations and Adaptations from the European Novel, 1835–1925
- Women and the Emergence of the Arabic Novel
- Egypt until 1959
- Egypt since 1960
- Saudi Arabia
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Sudan and South Sudan
- The United Arab Emirates
- Argentina and Hispano-America
- The Netherlands
- The United States
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This chapter traces the origins of Moroccan literature written in Spanish. Two parallel phenomena have nourished the writing of Arab authors in Spanish during the last two decades: the revival of the Spanish language in the old colonies of Morocco and the Western Sahara, and emigration (mainly Moroccan) to Spain. The use of Spanish as a literary language did not appear until the colonial era, culminating with the French-Spanish Protectorate in 1912. This chapter first considers the beginnings of Spanish-language Moroccan literature during the colonial period before discussing the rebirth of Spanish in Morocco. It then examines the early Moroccan novels published in Spanish, along with the rise of a migrant Spanish and Catalan literature written by Moroccan immigrants who arrived as children in the 1990s and by exiled Sahrawis and other Arab authors in Spain.
Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla is Director of the Departamento de Estudios Árabes e Islámicos, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He is the author of La literatura marroquí contemporánea, and co-editor of Orientalismo, exotismo y traducción and Autobiografía y literatura árabe. In 2012, he was a member of the judging panel of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. He is the director of the series of Arab authors translated into Spanish, Memorias del Mediterráneo, published by Ediciones del Oriente y del Mediterráneo.
Laura Casielles is a PhD candidate in Arabic studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her research focuses on writers of Spanish expression in Morocco and Western Sahara, and writers of the Saharan and Moroccan Diaspora in Spain.
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