Dalila Hiaoui is a poet, professor of the arab language and culture, and she works for the United Nations in Rome. Born in Marrakesh and resident in Italy since 15 January 2005. Since January 2nd, 2002, she organizes and runs the bilingual literary salon, “J’nanArgana” (paradise in Argan) in Italy and other countries. She has had 44 books published as author and co-author (poems, stories, and a theatrical “pièce”, and a three volume manual in Arabic with the International University Uninettuno), and in 2019 she was selected among the most 100 famous women in Rome. Her poems in Arabic, her mother tongue, have been translated in Italian, English, Classical Chinese (Mandarin), Albanian, Serb, Bangal, Spanish, Berber, Turkish, Nepali, and a few texts are translated into French. Dalila is manager of the online cultural journal Dar Argana, and she contributes to other arabic magazines and papers as opinionist and writer.
She has created together with the international telematic university UniNettuno, television language courses: I Learn Arabic – treasure of letters, (already shown on national television in Morocco, Canada, on the University’s channel, on Rai 2 and digital television since 2010).
Dalila has been organising since November 2017, together with other poets, solidarity caravans to aid schools, pupils and the population which resides in the North East mountains of Morocco.