book, “Let God sort ‘em out”, is the story of a serial killer. The writer and journalist Bahaa Trabelsi got
inspiration from current themes, namely fear and crime, with vigor and courage. "And temerity”, insists the lucid-looking
and outspoken woman who had already provoked the ire of the religious
conservatives with her novel “Une Vie à trois”, published by Eddif publishers.
"The fact that this story
takes place in a Muslim country that condemns homosexuality has made of this
novel a text that braved taboos. Some might think I'm fighting for a cause or I
just want to tell stories”, says the author who made of freedom her leitmotiv
which is reflected in her involvement in several nongovernmental organizations.
“I fight for freedom of conscience, individual freedom and public liberties”,
she says. Bahaa Trabelsi left Casablanca at the age of eighteen to continue her
studies in France, where she remained for a decade. When she returned to Morocco, she held a job at
the National Transport Board, which she left for writing, which was to become her
main activity from that moment onwards: "As a child, I used to read almost
without stopping. I was
telling stories, creating characters. I was already writing in my head ... Literature
has always been my life companion. And I really started writing in the early 1990s".
Her son was born on August 15, 1992, "the most important date in my life
", she says. In 1996, she published “Une Femme tout simplement” (“A
women, pure and simple”) by Éditions Eddif publishers, a book that she had
started writing six years earlier. Journalist for the "culture and
society" sections, she also was a manager of several media and production
manager at the “Luxe Radio” radio channel. Bahaa Trabelsi is the author of four books,
three novels (including “Slim, Women, Death” at Eddif publishers) and a
collection of short stories, “Parlez-moi d'amour” (“Tell me about love”)
published by “La Croisée des chemins” publishers, and for which she was awarded
in 2014, the Ivoire Prize for Francophone African Literature.