A review of the German edition of the novel, translated by Michael Ebmeyer. In Der Hotlistblog (28/10/2020).
A review of the German edition of L'últim patriarca, by Andreas Pflitsch. In Der Tagesspiegel (03/04/2011).
A review of the German edition of L'últim patriarca, by Ernst Osterkamp. In Frankfurter Allgemeine (25/03/2011).
A review of the German edition of L'últim patriarca, by Ulrich Rüdenauer. In Süddeutsche Zeitung (29/03/2011).
In The Modern Novel.
A review of the French edition of the novel, by Pierre-Robert Leclercq. In Le monde (20/03/2009).
Rosa Rull analyzes the novel focusing on the transformation undergone by the protagonist, who moves from being a traditional, immigrant woman to becoming a citizen of, and a selfempowered woman in, contemporary Spanish society. In Oceánide, 11 (2019).
Writing the In-Between: Transmediterranean Identity Constructions in the Works of Najat El Hachmi and Dalila Kerchouche
'Both El Hachmi and Kerchouche inherited an experience of migration, initiated by their fathers, that led them to embody and undertake different interstitial positions in Catalonia and France, where they respectively live. In their works, they dwell on all these “in- between” positions that they, as writers, and the characters that they portray occupy.' Doctor dissertation by Meritxell Joan (Universitat de Barcelona, 2019).
Dislocated Temporalities: Immigration, Identity, and Sexuality in Najat el Hachmi’s L’últim patriarca
An essay by Josep-Anton Fernàndez in Caplletra, 65 (Fall 2018).
'The author shows that cultures and languages are not clearly delimited, but merged. [Her] works display life as a continuous translation and mediation process between cultures.' An essay by Bárbara Cerrato Rodríguez in Forma Breve, 13 (2016): Exodus: conto e recontos.
L’hybridité identitaire dans une littérature émergente : l’écriture du « moi » hybride dans l’œuvre autobiographique des écrivains catalans d’origine maghrébine
An essay by Pilar Arnau about hybrid identities on the work by Najat El Hachmi, Laila Karrouch and Saïd El Kadaoui Moussaoui. In Babel. Littératures plurielles, 33 (2016).
Marta Segarra discusses «migrant literature» in Catalonia, looking at the particular case of Najat El Hachmi, a Catalan writer of Moroccan origin. In Mètode. Science Studies Journal, 5 (2015).
Essay by Kathryn Everly, in Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura (CIEHL), 16 (Fall 2011).