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Cécile Oumhani

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Cécile Oumhani was born in Belgium of a Belgian and Scottish mother and a French father. She developed strong personal links with Tunisia through marriage. She currently lives near Paris, where she devotes herself to writing after teaching at the university of Paris-Est Créteil as a senior lecturer. Among her recent publications in poetry: Tunisie carnets d’incertitude and Passeurs de rives. Among her novels, Tunisian Yankee received the Prix Afrique méditerranéenne-Maghreb ADELF 2016 and was a finalist of the Prix Joseph Kessel 2017. She also received the Prix Virgile européen francophone 2014 for her work as a whole. Cécile Oumhani is on the editorial board of
French journals Siècle 21 and Apulée and the Indian online journal “Caesurae: Poetics of Cultural Translation.”

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