PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Mbarek Ould Beyrouk (Beyrouk) was born in Atar, Mauritania, in 1957. A journalist, he founded the country's first ever independent newspaper, Mauritanie Demain, in 1988, and is a recognised champion of free speech. He was honoured for his media work in 2006 through an appointment to the Higher Authority for the Printed and Audiovisual Press in Mauritania, and he is currently an advisor to the President of the Republic.
He has written four books, including three novels: Et le ciel a oublié de pleuvoir (2006); Le Griot de l'émir, (2013) and The Desert and The Drum (Le Tambour des larmes, 2015).