BiographyAhmed Mejjati was born in 1936 in Casablanca. His is one of the most powerful voices in modern Moroccan poetry. Indeed, he and Mohammed Bennis are considered by many as the avantgarde poets who took the modernization of Moroccan poetry seriously, and devoted their lives to the establishment of a great modern tradition in poetry.
He completed his graduate studies in Damascus, Syria, and got his M.A and Ph.D in Arabic literature from Mohammed 5th University in Rabat, Morocco, where he was also appointed professor of Arabic literature.
Mejjati won the Ibn Zaydoun Award for poetry in Madrid in 1985, and the Morocco Award in 1986. He died in 1995.
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