Mohamed Choukri

1935 - 2003

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Mohamed Choukri (Arabic: محمد شكري, Berber: ⵎⵓⵃⴰⵎⵎⴻⴷ ⵛⵓⴽⵔⵉ) (15 July 1935 – 15 November 2003, was a Moroccan author and novelist who is best known for his internationally acclaimed autobiography For Bread Alone (al-Khubz al-Hafi), which was described by the American playwright Tennessee Williams as "A true document of human desperation, shattering in its impact". Choukri was born in 1935 in Ayt Chiker (Ayt Chiker, hence his adopted family name: Choukri / Chikri), a small village in the Rif mountains in the Nador province, Morocco. He was raised in a very poor family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohamed Choukri has received more than 106,334 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Mohamed Choukri is the 2,046th most popular writer (up from 2,202nd in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Morocco and the 4th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Mohamed Choukri ranks 2,046 out of 5,755Before him are Georg Heym, Doppo Kunikida, D. R. Bendre, Giovanni Botero, Benjamin Péret, and Yoshida Kenkō. After him are James M. Cain, Joseph Kessel, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Felice Romani, Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, and Pir Sultan Abdal.

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Among people born in 1935, Mohamed Choukri ranks 123Before him are Donald P. Bellisario, Helmut Lachenmann, Diane Ladd, Michael Walzer, Ján Popluhár, and Annie Proulx. After him are Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Khalil al-Wazir, Robert Conrad, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Franco Citti, and David Lodge. Among people deceased in 2003, Mohamed Choukri ranks 88Before him are David Hemmings, Mohammed Dib, Johanna Budwig, Martha Scott, Maurice Pialat, and Janko Bobetko. After him are Gertrude Ederle, Sébastien Japrisot, Miloš Milutinović, Wendy Hiller, Qusay Hussein, and Foday Sankoh.

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In Morocco

Among people born in Morocco, Mohamed Choukri ranks 44 out of 198Before him are Dominique de Villepin (1953), Sayyida al Hurra (1485), Idris II of Morocco (791), Ahmed Faras (1946), Christian de Portzamparc (1944), and Aziz Akhannouch (1961). After him are Muhammad IV of Morocco (1803), Mohammed Ben Aarafa (1886), Abbas El Fassi (1940), Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Othman (1297), Yusuf II, Almohad caliph (1197), and Amir Peretz (1952).

Among WRITERS In Morocco

Among writers born in Morocco, Mohamed Choukri ranks 4Before him are Fatema Mernissi (1940), Tahar Ben Jelloun (1944), and Daniel Pennac (1944). After him are Dunash ben Labrat (920), Ahmed Rami (1946), Driss Chraïbi (1926), Muriel Barbery (1969), Katherine Pancol (1954), Leïla Slimani (1981), Abdellah Taïa (1973), and Laila Lalami (1968).