Moroccan writers awarded the Ibn Battuta Prize in Geographic Literature, Dubai

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3 Moroccan writers awarded the Ibn Battuta Prize in Geographic Literature, Dubai. Abdelaziz Errachdi, Malika Najib and Noureddine Choubed,all of Moroccan origin were recently announced among the awardees of the Ibn Batouta Prize in Geographic Literature, which is organized by the Arabic Center for Geographic Literature “Irtyad Al Afaq" based in London and Dubai.

Abdelaziz Errachdi received the award in the category of “best modern travel narrative,” for his intriguing book, Sinbad du désert: des scènes de Genève, de Paris, de Manama, d’Amman, de Damas, du Caire, de Beyrouth, de Marrakech et d’autres villes.

Malika Najib was awarded in the category of “best study,” with her book on the presence of women in the writings of explorers during the 18th and 19th centuries.

In the category of “inquiry on travel manuscripts,” Noureddine Choubed received the award for his own inquiry on “the Hijazi journey” of Abou Abdellah Ben Atyab Echarki El Fassi, one of the earliest Moroccan pilgrimages that took place in the 18 century.

The three Moroccan awardees will receive their prizes in a ceremony scheduled for September 2013, in Dubai.

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