Khadija Arouhal is an Tamazight-language poet from the Tiznit region in Morocco. She is considered one of the female ambassadors of Tamazight language and culture, participating in festivals around the country to read her poetry, which is militant and often touches on taboo subjects such as love and religion. She has received numerous national and regional distinctions, including the Lounès-Matoub Prize, and the 2014 edition of the Festival Cinéma et la Mer paid homage to her work.
Olivia Baes holds a BA in comparative literature and a MA in cultural translation from the American University of Paris. Her translation of Jean-Luc persécuté by Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz will be released by Onesuch Press in 2016. She is currently writing her first novel.