Abdellah Taia

Abdellah Taia (b. 1973) is the first openly gay autobiographical writer published in Morocco. Though Moroccan, he lives in Paris. He is the author of "Mon Maroc" and "Le rouge du tarbouche", both translated into Dutch and Spanish, and "Salvation Army "(published by Semiotext(e) in English in 2009). He also appeared in Remi Lange's 2004 film "Tarik el Hob" (released in English as The Road to Love).