BiografieFatiha Morchid was born on March 14, 1958. She received her doctorate in medicine in 1985, and has specialised in pediatery since 1990. Unlike most Moroccan poets, who generally came to poetry from the academic study of literature, Fatiha Morchid came to poetry from science, which is perhaps why she seems free from a certain tendency to conform to academic poetic norms, or to indulge in obscurity and experimentation.
Her day rises
It no longer matters
Who the person is
That will ride
Ready is she
Reading Morchid’s poetry is discovering the mysterious reservoir of power from which Moroccan women tap their strength to survive in a harsh, unfriendly reality. This is perhaps what gives Morchid’s poetry its sense of urgency – the speakers of her poems do not seem to have any time at all for the usual elitist preoccupations.
In addition to practising medicine, Fatiha Morchid researches and presents medical tv-programmes for the Moroccan channel 2M TV.
© Norddine ZouitniBibliography
Ima’aat. Poems. Dar Attakafah, Casablanca 2002.
Waraqun ‘Ashik Poems and paintings by Ahmeh Jarid. Dar Attakafah, Casablanca, 2003.
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère