Najat El Hachmi was born in Morocco and has lived in Vic, Catalonia (Spain) from the age of eight. She has a degree in Arab studies from the University of Barcelona. Through her writing, she channels her unease and approaches the two worlds to which she belongs. Her first novel, The Last Patriarch, was shortlisted for the Prix Méditerranée étranger in 2009. Hachmi has recently published her long-awaited novel Mother of Milk and Honey. In 2017, she was part of the project Refugees Worldwide: Literary Reportage.
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