Translating Souffles-Anfas: A Conversation with Readings

Sponsored by Maison Francaise, the Institute of African Studies and MESAAS at Columbia University

Wednesday, Nov. 2

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Columbia Maison Française 

East Gallery, Buell Hall

515 West 116th Street

New York, NY 10027

Founded in 1966 by avant-garde Moroccan poets and artists and banned in 1972, Souffles-Anfas was one of the most influential literary, cultural, and political reviews to emerge in postcolonial North Africa. This conversation and selected readings with the editors and translators of Souffles-AnfasA Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics marks the fiftieth anniversary of this incendiary Third Worldist review.


  • Teresa Villa-Ignacio, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tulane University, co-editor of Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology
  • Olivia C. Harrison, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, co-editor of Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology
  • Thomas Speare, Professor of French, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Omar Berrada, Director of Dar Al-Ma'mûn

Event co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies and MESAAS. This event is featured as part of "le Français dans tous ses états", a series of events supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

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