Abdelfattah Kilito

Rabat Medina quarter Fatema Mernissi
Abdelfattah Kilito, 2010

Abdelfattah Kilito (عبد الفتاح كيليطو; born 1945, in Rabat) is a Moroccan writer.[1] He is the author of several books in Arabic and in French. He has also written articles for magazines such as Poétique and Studia Islamica. Some of the awards Kilito has won are the Great Moroccan Award (1989), the Atlas Award (1996), the French Academy Award (le prix du Rayonnement de la langue française) (1996) and Sultan Al Owais Prize for Criticism and Literature Studies (2006).


Kilito was born in 1945 in Rabat, Morocco.[2] He was raised in the medina of the old city of Rabat. Kilito learned French from the age of six.[3] He also studied German, and was trained as a scholar of classical Arabic literature.[4] Kilito is Professor of Arts at Mohammed V University in Rabat.[5]


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  1. ^ [1] Archived August 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Creswell, Robyn. "Interview with Abdelfattah Kilito". The Fabulist. Aesop. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  3. ^ Warner, Marina (2014-04-17). "Story-Bearers". London Review of Books. pp. 19–20. ISSN 0260-9592. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  4. ^ "Interview with Abdelfattah Kilito by Robyn Creswell - The Fabulist". www.aesop.com. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  5. ^ "Moroccan Dimensions". CCAS. 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2019-12-05.