Bouzid touches on the “fantasies of the ancestors” by studying metaphors in Amazigh poetry

Searching for the effects of metaphors in Amazigh poetry, the Moroccan writer Mohamed Bouzid published a new book entitled “Metaphor in modern Amazigh poetic discourse”, examining the structure of the texts and exploring the experiences of the Amazigh poetic imagination and memory and the questions of the ancestors.

The writer Ahmed Bouzid, author of “Metaphor in Modern Amazigh Poetic Discourse” (160 pages), said that the critical work aims to study the levels of presence of the metaphor and its functions and its impact on the harmony of the Amazigh poetic text working in the poetic experience of Muhammad Wakrar and Sidqi Ali Azaiko, considering that they have contributed to the formation of milestones Amazigh modernist poetic potential in Morocco.

Bouzid added, in statements to Hespress, that this work worked on poetry as a cultural text and exploited the theoretical and methodological capabilities offered by this dimension, by adopting a contemporary approach that highlights the centrality of metaphor in poetry in particular, and at the same time time various levels of linguistic communication in general.

The book took the interactive model approach of Layckoff and Johnson and the works of Paul Ricoeur as a reading site to explore metaphors with reference to Berber cultural reference and identity registers, cites the author.

The Moroccan writer considered that “metaphor in poetry is not only an aesthetic mechanism; It encompasses cultural patterns, the structures of the symbolic imagination, and the trace of memory. It is one of the symbolic manifestations of life and its fertile signs”.

And he added: “The Amazigh in Morocco, our imaginary and extended homeland, is similar to the earth, where there are caves, springs, slopes, depths and rivers. Languages ​​for a people who know the history of pain are not just a bridge, they are a repository that encompasses human experiences and their impact”.

And the speaker noted that “Amazigh is a memory that includes a special vision of the world that is indicated by the hormones of the imagination, a glossary of cases and a flow of conscience, although this is not a walk to claim a cultural narcissism, and He added: “We all belong to the human condition and to the process of history that exalts the cosmic common.”

Bouzid stated that “for Amazigh poetry, language is a sign of heterogeneity and difference that the world needs. And if it no longer exists, it will be, as Cioran said when he wrote: (The writer changes language is equivalent to writing a love letter with the help of a dictionary), which ultimately is equivalent to silence.