Moati, Nine
(468 words)

Nine Moati was born in Paris in 1937 to Tunisian parents. In 1941, her family escaped the Vichy regime of France by fleeing to Tunisia. When the Germans occupied Tunis, her father joined the resistance but was arrested and deported. She went to France in 1956 to pursue her education, but soon returned to Tunisia to care for her dying mother. This seminal event inspired her first novel, the autobiographical Mon enfant ma mère (1974), relating the intimate experience of transmitting a unique Judeo-Tunisian heritage and essence from mother to daughter. Returning to Pari…

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Nina Lichtenstein, “Moati, Nine”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 20 October 2017
First published online: 2010



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