Tahar Ben Jelloun

Tahar Ben Jelloun (born in Fes, French protectorate in Morocco, 1 December 1944) is a Moroccan writer. The entirety of his work is written in French, although his first language is Arabic.
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This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun by Tahar ben Jelloun
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In this extraordinary nonfiction novel based on a true story Tahar Ben Jelloun traces the experiences of Salim who in 1971 took part in a failed coup attempt to oust King Hassan II of Morocco. With sixty others Salim was incarcerated in a secret prison complex in the Moroccan desert he was to remain there for nearly twenty years. In starkly eloquent beautiful prose Ben Jelloun relates the prisoners experiences as they struggle to survive. The son of a witty feckless courtier who disown  read more
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Sand Child by Tahar Ben Jelloun by Tahar ben Jelloun
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In this lyrical hallucinatory novel set in Morocco Tahar Ben Jelloun offers an imaginative and radical critique of contemporary Arab social customs and Islamic law. The Sand Child tells the story of a Moroccan fathers effort to thwart the consequences of Islams inheritance laws regarding female offspring. Already the father of seven daughters Hajji Ahmed determines that his eighth child will be a male. Accordingly the infant a girl is named Mohammed Ahmed and raised as a young man with  read more
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About My Mother by Tahar Ben Jelloun by Tahar ben Jelloun
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Since shes been ill Lalla Fatma has become a frail little thing with a faltering memory. Lalla Fatma thinks shes in Fez in 1944 where she grew up not in Tangier in 2000 where this story begins. She calls out to family members who are long dead and loses herself in the streets of her childhood yearning for her first love and the city she left behind. By her bedside her son Tahar listens to longhidden secrets and stories from her past married while still playing with dolls and widowed fo  read more
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About My Mother by Tahar ben Jelloun
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By Fire: Writings on the Arab Spring by Tahar ben Jelloun, Nick Hill
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Leaving Tangier by Linda Coverdale, Tahar ben Jelloun
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French Hospitality: Racism and North African Immigrants (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism) by Tahar ben Jelloun
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A Moroccan who emigrated to France in 1971, Tahar Ben Jelloun draws upon his own encounters with racism along with his insights as a practicing psychologist and gifted novelist to elucidate the racial divisions that plague contemporary society.  read more
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La Reclusion Solitaire by Ben Jelloun, Tahar
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This Blinding Absence of Light by Ben Jelloun, Tahar
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'a sad and splendid book' New York Times Book Review  read more
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