Discussing the limits of being influenced by the literature of the Moroccan writer Mohamed Choukri, the youth book reviews his relationship with the work left by the deceased on the margin and his links with literary creativity, after his work on this subject in the past. years.
The meeting, on Saturday night, is part of the activities of the 14th Forum for the Immortalization of the World Writer Mohamed Choukri’s Literature, which annually organizes the “Twiza” Festival in Tangier, choosing Al-Nabsh on the theme ” Creativity and the discourse of the margin” and reviewing the experiences of young writers.
Youssef Karmah, the author of the newly released novel “The Revelation of a Typewriter,” said that he owes a lot to Shukri, noting that he was the first writer who saw a novel and strengthened his passion for reading by chance. He added that he read the complete works of the deceased with great pleasure.
Kermah continued in his speech that he arrived in Tangier in 2007, and that he traced all the traces of Shukri in the neighborhoods and roads of the city, and also worked on his work “The time of errors” in his investigation to obtain a license. On the other hand, he refuses to describe himself as a writer on the fringe, since all writers, according to him, have written on this topic.
Karmah explained that “the margin was associated with boldness in writing in the Western world, as well as in the Arabic and Moroccan, and among the writers who wrote boldly we find Muhammad Shukri, Muhammad Zafzaf and Idris Khoury”, noting that They are very familiar with the concept of margin.
For his part, Youssef Al-Sarroukh, author of the novel “Amasin”, said that he came to the world of writing from the form of plastic arts and chose the name of his work because he liked the name, and then he will discover its meaning in Amazigh (meaning generous), praising the “Twiza” festival’s efforts in perpetuating cultures of appreciation and gratitude that society lacks.
In his speech, Al-Sarroukh explained that his relationship with Muhammad Shukri was on the train, where he read the novel “The Naked Bread” on the way to study in the capital Rabat, considering that Shukri broke the barrier between the person and the being. writing, since the reading of the man is very encouraging for this act.
For his part, the writer Nabil Al-Hamri said in his definition of marginal literature that it grows, grows and flourishes outside of institutions and away from care and embrace, and therefore is subject to censorship, and publishers are blocked in your face or just categorically prohibited.
Al-Hamri pointed out that fringe literature does not recognize lines and includes disturbing creativity, but in the end it is aesthetically artistic and has its distinguishing characteristics, adding that it includes elements of craftsmanship that bring the reader closer to the themes of mourning. , boredom and others.
The author of the novel “Friendly Horses” recorded that Shukri ate from garbage, but lived his life far and wide. Therefore, Al-Hamri believes that dealing with the deceased must be from within his writings and his writings through critical studies away from his life and his personal choices.
Speaking about his author “Friendly Horses”, Al-Hamri said that he talks about the players’ relationship with the horses and investigates the psychology of the player, adding that the novel is about his beginning by chance in this world, his creation of emotion in monotonous contexts, and its constant search for profit, then defeat, and the showy behavior associated with winning or losing.
For his part, Aziz Rayan mentioned that his first novel imaginatively looks at the story of a woman who lives in Chefchaouen and issues of religious conservatism and social hypocrisy.
For his part, the journalist Mahjoub Bensali said that he has always associated Tangier with Mohamed Choukri, and that he always imagined the deceased walking along its paths and sitting in its popular cafes and bars, recalling his first memories with Mohamed Choukri’s books.
Bensali added that he discovered the deceased through the conversations of his brothers and friends about literature in the early nineties of the last century, noting that social networks did not exist at that time, so he relied only on his imagination to create What he wrote. Shukri, before acquiring the first occult novel from him and reading it in the summer. He added that these events will be included in a future release.