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Author and film director Abdellah Taia at Södra Teatern. Photo: Dave Russell/Radio Sweden

Author Abdellah Taia on life, love and poetry

"It's a place of social and religious hypocrisy"
10 min

Radio Sweden's Friday Guest is Abdellah Taia, one of Morocco's best-known authors, who's in town for the Stockholm International Poetry Festival. Here he talks about growing up as an effiminate boy in a country where homosexuality is outlawed, how he killed his real self to survive and how his debut film has fulfilled a lifelong ambition. 

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