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Akram Herrak

location-pin Casablanca, Morocco

School: University Hassan II Casablanca

Expertise: books, poetry, TV, movies & entertainment

Akram Herrak

  • Film critic for High on Films, covering some of the world's largest film festivals including Venice, Toronto, Fantasia and SXSW
  • Blogger and film critic at Exhuming Cinema, a website dedicated to the classics of the 1940s and '50s, with a focus on film noir
  • Book critic for Independent Book Review
  • Former film critic/editor-in-chief at A Fistful of Film

Experience

Akram writes about film and literature from his home in Casablanca, Morocco. His articles about poetry for Reader's Digest combine his academic studies in English literature and culture with his general passion for poetry. In addition to Reader's Digest, Akram's work has appeared in High on Films, A Fistful of Film and Independent Book Review. He is also a photographer, a chess national master and a musician who sings in a couple of bands.

Education

FLDM BA, English Language and Literature/Letters University Hassan II Casablanca MA, Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis

Articles

20 Famous Poems Everyone Needs to Read at Least Once

Hundreds of millions of poetic words have been written throughout history. Navigate your way into this beautiful art form with this list of the most famous poems ever written.

10 Powerful Langston Hughes Poems Everyone Needs to Read

The pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance wrote about race, love, ordinary Americans and relatable struggles. These phenomenal Langston Hughes poems are the perfect introduction to his impressive body of work.

20 Powerful Poems About Life That Will Change How You See the World

Art can help us make sense of the world, and these moving poems about life offer a better understanding of the ups and downs we all face