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Xavier Luffin is a Professor of Arabic Literature at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He has translated several novels, short stories, poems, and dramas from Arabic into French. His published translations include novels by Ahmad al-Malik and Amir Tagelsir (Sudan), Rachid Daif (Lebanon) and Samir Naqqash (Israel-Iraq), as well as Nawal el-Saadawi’s drama, Isis. He has also translated Vamba Sherif’s novel Bound to Secrecy. His academic research focuses on the representations of Africans in Arabic Literature as well as on the Arabic literature of Africa. He is now preparing a book in English about the representations of African-Americans in the Arabic Fiction.