The Sacred Night continues the remarkable story Tahar Ben Jelloun began in The Sand Child Mohammed Ahmed, a Moroccan girl raised as a boy in order to circumvent Islamic inheritance laws regarding female children, remains deeply conflicted about her identity In a narrative that shifts in and out of

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 father s effort to thwart the consequences of Islam s inheritance laws regarding female

Lors de sa parution en 1954, ce livre fit l effet d une v ritable bombe, tant en France qu au Maroc qui luttait pour son ind pendance Avec une rare violence, il projetait le roman maghr bin d expression fran aise vers des th mes majeurs poids de l Islam, condition f minine dans la soci t arabe,

An autobiographical coming of age novel by the the only gay man in Morocco n nAn autobiographical novel by turn naive and cunning, funny and moving, this most recent work by Moroccan expatriate Abdellah Taia is a major addition to the new French literature emerging from the North African Arabic dia

Entre l tre et le para tre, entre le vouloir et le devoir, entre le je et le elle , ce r cit deux voix, port par une criture la fois tendre et violente, raconte l histoire d une femme d chir e Par ses r ves d sesp r s d ind pendance et de libert , son besoin de s curit dans la chaleu

la vie, la mort Khalid et Omar, deux enfants de Sal , sont les deux moiti s d un m me fruit Pourtant, tout les oppose Khalid le riche, Omar le pauvre Lorsqu on a l ge de courir dans les dunes jusqu en perdre la t te, l argent et les diff rences sociales n existent pas Cette fragile insou

Deux fils racontent leur m re, laquelle ils vouent un merveilleux amour Le plus jeune d abord, dans le Maroc des ann es 30 Menue, fragile, gardienne des traditions, elle est saisie dans des gestes ancestraux, et vit un rythme lent, f tal Radio, cin ma, fer repasser, t l phone deviennent des

In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa, The Sheltering Sky is at once

After many years abroad, the narrator, Brahim, with his much beloved Scottish wife and two very peppy boys, returns to his home village, El Jadida, in Morocco Having invented an alter ego, Inspector Ali, now becoming an incubus, he finds himself adrift if world famous as the author of the too s