Moroccan Author, WriterLeila Abouzeid was Born in 1950 and at the time of the post is still alive.
Leila Abouzeid began her career as a radio and TV journalist; she is a pioneer amongst other Morrocan authors in the fact that she writes in arabic rather than french; she is also the first Moroccan woman writer of literature to be translated into English.
Works by Leila Abouzeid
Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman’s Journey Toward Independence (1990)
Return to Childhood (1999)
The Last Chapter (2003)
The Director and Other Stories from Morocco (2006)
Works in Arabic by Leila Abouzeid
Bid` sunbulat khodr `an lundun (A few Green Spikes of Grain About London, memoirs). Tunis:1978
`Am al-fil (Year of the Elephant, short stories). Rabat:1983
Amrika al-wajh al-akhar (America: The Other Face, travel literature). 1986
al-ruju` ila-l-tufula (Return to Childhood, autobiography). Casablanca:1993
Al-Fasl Al-Akhir (The Last Chapter, novel).