Mohamed Choukri

Mohamed Choukri

Mohamed Choukri, born on 15 July 1935, in Beni Chiker, Morocco, was a Moroccan author and novelist renowned for his autobiographical work, “For Bread Alone.” Raised in humble beginnings in the Rif mountains, he ran away to live as a homeless child in Tangier. Later, he became a schoolteacher and gained fame for “For Bread Alone,” translated into English by Paul Bowles in 1973. Choukri also wrote short story collections and documented encounters with notable writers like Bowles, Jean Genet, and Tennessee Williams. Before his 2003 passing from cancer, he established a foundation to preserve his literary legacy.

Books Written by Mohamed Choukri