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Khadija al Mourabit

Khadija al Mourabit
Khadija al Mourabit

(Amsterdam, 1979) is an Amazight of Moroccan descent, living in Amsterdam Noord. She studies philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She is highly committed socially. Khadija is on the board of the women's committee Buya in Utrecht, founed two years ago. It devotes itself to the cause of Moroccan women. She was a guest at various debates, serving on the panel. Although born in the Netherlands, he hasn't forgotten her roots. For her writing poems in Thmazight (Berber) is an enriching experience.

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  • Winternachten 2007 – WINTERNACHT 1

    Berber poetry - the advance of the Tamazight

    The way Fadma El Ouariachi reads is impressive. This poet from the Rif mountains writes poems in Tamazight, the language of the Berbers of North Africa. Young Dutch poet Khadija al Mourabit writes poets in this language. They performed together with Abdelkader Benali. He read poems from his recently published anthology Panacee. Specially for Winternachten he translated some of his poems into Tamazight. They spoke about the significance of the use of the Berber language in their work. In Morocco the language was kept out of public life for centuries, but recently is receives government support. Dutch translations.