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preface

1. a statement written as an introduction to a literary or other work, typically explaining its scope, intention, method, etc.; foreword
2. RC Church a prayer of thanksgiving and exhortation serving as an introduction to the canon of the Mass
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La richesse, l'analyse des evenements et leur exactitude avaient ete tres bien accueillis par d'eminents connaisseurs en la matiere dont, principalement, la doyenne des archeologues marocains, la jdidie NaEma Khatib-Boujibar, et l'ex-doyen de la Faculte des lettres de l'Universite Chouaib Doukkali, le professeur d'histoire moderne Mohamed Mahnaoui qui avaient accepte de prefacer ce temoignage historique.
Celui-ci se charge de prefacer son premier roman, Monsieur de la Nouveaute, publie chez Dentu en 1880.
The links formed with Surrealism and the role of prefacer played by Robert Desnos for Pigments by Leon-Gontran Damas and Andre Breton for the second edition of Aime Cesaire's Return to My Native Land can be applied to the same context -- not to mention "Black Orpheus," Jean-Paul Sartre's introduction to Leopold Sedar Senghor's Anthologie de la nouvelle poesie negre et malgache de la langue francaise.