12 May Delos Initiative member Zakia Zouanat passed away
The Delos Initiative coordinators only recently heard of the sad news of Zakia Zouanat’s passing last September, at the age of 55, following a long illness. A Delos Initiative member, Zakia Zouanat was an Anthropologist, specialist on Moroccan Sufism and author of an important work on the extensions of this heritage in the world.
She was a researcher at the Institute of African Studies of the Mohammed V University in Rabat, and was particularly known for her work on the Sufi heritage aspects of Morocco and its influence around the world. She was the author of the book ‘The Kingdom of the Saints’ (le Royaume des Saints). Prof. Zouanat had participated in the 2nd workshop of the Delos Initiative, organised in Ouranoupolis, Greece in 2007 and was the author of the chapter ‘Abd al-Salam ibn Mashish and Jabal La‘lam Site’, included in the proceedings of the workshop.