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Presentation of Mar de Alborán

March 15, 20237:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Hall of Ambassadors (at Calle Alcalá, 62, First Floor). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish, Arabic and French, without translation.

Casa Árabe, with the cooperation of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Spain, has organized this presentation of ”Mar de Alborán,” an anthology of contemporary Andalusian and Moroccan poetry in Madrid on Wednesday, March 15.

At this precise time of globalization, the need has undoubtedly arisen to take a look at the poetry created by the inhabitants of that sentimental continent which we identify with the current borders of Morocco and Andalusia, associated with a specific time and period, because the origin of every transcendent literary and poetic fact lies in some socio-historical phenomenon.

That is the adventure into which this Mar de Alborán delves, with a view to giving readers the chance to become familiar with the work of contemporary authors, both Moroccan and Andalusian, who have managed to produce acclaimed work on this borderland of the daily epic, in which everything Moroccan becomes Hispanic, and the Andalusian attains “Maghrebization.”

Taking part in the event will be Khalid Raissouni, translator; José Sarria, anthologist; Touria Majdouline, poet; and Farid Othman Bentria Ramos, poet. Presented by: Karim Hauser, Casa Árabe’s Culture and International Relations Coordinator.

“Mar de Alborán is quite unprecedented in terms of this union of three languages (Arabic, French and Spanish) seeking one same device in a single direction; hence its transcendence, since the poetic word emerges as a source of understanding and a sentimental approach .../... In short, it is a plural, rich, majorly interesting work from the diverse and heterogeneous perspectives currently found in Moroccan and Andalusian poetry.”
F. Morales Lomas
President of the Association of Andalusian Critics
Presentation of Mar de Alborán
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