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Moussa Ould Ebnou

I am a philosophy professor at the University of Nouakchott in Mauritania. I own DIWAN publishing house, which specializes in publishing Saharan science fiction. My first novel, L'AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE was published in Paris in 1990; The publisher at the time presented it as an African science fiction novel. After that, I have written several novels and collections of short stories in French and have self-translated many of them into Arabic. Salma Khadra al-Jayyousi described my novel The City of Wind (English version, BARZAKH: The Land of In-Betweenin) her book ARABIC FICTION as the only Arabic novel that dealt with the subject of technology. Nasrin Qader, professor at Northwestern University, wrote about me in her study: Fictional Testimonies or Testimonial Fictions: Moussa Ould Ebnou's "Barzakh". Research in African Literatures, published by Indiana University Press, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Autumn, 2002), pp. 14-31: «The Mauritanian novelist Moussa Ould Ebnou is one of the most innovative writers in African literature today. He is the author of numerous novels in double versions, French and Arabic, in which he masterfully mixes science fiction and mysticism, history and myth, truth and fiction, philosophy and literature. » BARZAKH is a unique blend of science fiction and mysticism, history and myth, truth and fiction, philosophy and literature. It will be of great interest to English speaking audiences looking for new voices and perspectives in science fiction.