EZZA AGHA MALAK
(Lebanon), recipient of the French government distinction Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and prolific
francophone author of over thirty creative works including
novels, short story and poetry collections, is Professor Emerita
of the Université Libanaise and the Université Saint-Joseph
(Lebanon), where she taught French linguistics, stylistics,
language and literature, and directed doctoral research at the
University of Lebanon.
received her Doctorat d’Etat
ès Lettres et Sciences humaines from the University of Lyon II, France (1983), as
well as the Doctorat de 3ème cycle in French Linguistics and
Semiology from the same university (1977).
Ezza Agha Malak was awarded the Lebanese Parliamentary Commission's Ordre du Mérite.
speaks of literature as a kind of engagement and
of the French language as her outlet and existential need.
Her novels, in which she artfully utilizes suspense, vary in
their themes and messages. Tolerance, love, falling out of
love, problems of the couple, women's rights, macho society,
abusive childhood, corruption, war, etc. are recurrent
themes in her work which have been the subject of much
and doctoral theses) and some hundred articles gathered into
five collective studies and Acts of colloquia. Living
between her two "eldorados", France and Lebanon,
participating in the literary life of her two countries,
Ezza continues to pursue her career as a writer and French-speaking
lecturer across the world.