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was born in Tunis in 1949 and has been publishing poems since the late ’60s. He is a Lorcian poet, known as one of the most lyrical of Tunisian poets, but he shuns publication and has published only one volume of poetry in Arabic, Poems for a Lost Angel (London 1990), with Riyad el-Rayyes. He has written for various Arab newspapers and magazines, including Al-Mostaqbal, Al-Watan Al-Arabi and Al-Hayat. In 1991 he founded the Tawbaad publishing house, which produces the bilingual newspaper Le Livre des questions and publishes literary texts and cultural debates in Arabic and French.