Tunisian Author Mohamed Laroussi Metoui Dies at 85

Mohamed Laroussi Metoui, one of Tunisia’s most prominent literary and cultural figures, died Monday at the age of 85.

A prolific author of novels, poems and short stories, he was particularly known for his novels “Halima” and “Al Tout Al Morr”.

Mohamed Laroussi Metoui was also the founder of the Tunisian union of writers as well as of the union of writers of the Arab Maghreb. He also founded and directed the literary review

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