Nejma

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French & Spanish

It was necessary to settle an ethical and literary debt to Ángel Vásquez and Tangier. This special issue of the Nejma magazine is dedicated to the figure of this Tangier writer and his work La Vida perra de Juanita Narboni, in which he describes the crossroads of languages and traditions. This publication is the result of a long journey. Ángel Vásquez's amateur reader will find essential and exhaustive material in it: memories of his friends, an analysis of his stories and his first novels, the echo of his work and his Planeta Prize in the press, his publications in Tangian newspapers, as well as interviews and testimonies. An entire chapter is devoted to this masterpiece of universal literature, La Vida perra by Juanita Narboni. In the end, the reader is faced with a recovery of Ángel Vásquez's memory, masterfully coordinated by Sonia García Soubriet. 

Ángel Vásquez (1929-1980) was born in Tangier and is one of the major writers of his generation, crowned with the prestigious Planeta Prize. He is the author of three novels, Se enciende y se apaga una luz in 1962, Fiesta para una mujer sola in 1964 and La vida perra de Juanita Narboni in 1976. 

Sonia García Soubriet holds a degree in French philology and is the author of La otra Sonia (Anagrama, 1987).