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Morocco's Mohamed Mechbal wins King Faisal Prize for Arabic language and literature

Mohamed Mechbal. / DR
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The 2021 King Faisal International Prize for Arabic Language and Literature has been awarded to Moroccan academic Mohamed Mechbal.

Professor Mohamed Mechbal of Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Tétouan was awarded the prize in recognition of his initiation and drive of a scholarly project that aligns with the Prize's theme New Rhetoric.

His output is characterized by depth, novelty and originality, combining theory and practice, according to the Jury of the Prize.

He seeks to link up rhetorical research to the fields of literature, language and communication, and the theoretical and procedural foundations of the inception of modern Arab rhetoric, the same source added.

Launched in 1977 by the King Faisal Foundation, the Prize recognizes the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five major categories. 

According to King Faisal Foundation, this Prize aims to inspire Muslims to contribute to all aspects of civilization, enrich human knowledge and  promote the Arabic language and science

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