Amina Said

Amina Said was born in Tunis in 1953, to a Tunisian father and a French
mother. She has been living in Paris since 1978. She writes in French and
has published eight volumes of poetry and two volumes of re-invented
Tunisian folk-tales. Her poetry, as well as short stories and essays, have
appeared in periodicals and anthologies, and have been translated into several
languages, mainly Arabic, German, Turkish, English and Italian. In
1989 she was awarded the Jean Malrieu Prize and, in 1994, the Charles
Vildrac Prize. She has translated a novel and short stories of major
Philippino writer Francisco Sionil Jose from English to French.

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