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Ben Jelloun, Tahar 1944-

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L'enfant de sable : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

100 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tahar Ben Jelloun's The Sand Child is the story - or more accurately the legend - of Hajj Ahmed Suleyman's eighth daughter, whom he raises as a man during Morocco's French Protectorate period to circumvent Islam's inheritance laws. Throughout the novel Hajj Ahmed's daughter struggles with the issue of gender identity, oscillating between being the male Ahmed and female Zahra. This ambiguous and fluctuating identity coincides with a confusing and often difficult to follow narrative structure that resembles the oral narrative of the traditional Moroccan storyteller reciting the legend of the life of "our character" Ahmed/Zahra to a crowd of listeners in the square of Marrakech. But halfway through the novel, the storyteller suddenly dies, leaving the story of Ahmed/Zahra unfinished. -- From (Sep. 16, 2016)
La nuit sacrée : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

111 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 reality moving between a mysterious present and a painful past, Ben Jelloun relates the events of Ahmed's adult life. Now calling herself Zahra, she renounces her role as only son and heir after her father's death and journeys through a dreamlike Moroccan landscape. A searing allegorical portrait of North African society, The Sacred Night uses Arabic fairy tales and surrealist elements to craft a stunning and disturbing vision of protest and rebellion against the strictures of hidebound traditions governing gender roles and sexuality."--Jacket
This blinding absence of light by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

57 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a fictional account of the horrific desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies and the inhumane conditions in which survivors lived
Racism explained to my daughter by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a dialogue born of a conversation between the author and his ten-year-old daughter in which she questioned him about the meaning and causes of racism; and includes personal essays from four additional writers and educators who are parents as well
Islam explained by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

38 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of "Racism Explained to My Daughter" comes another model for teaching difficult subjects to children, using an accessible question-and-answer format
Les yeux baissés : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

69 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tahar Ben Jelloun's tale, written in fluid, lyrical prose and set against the majestic backdrop of North Africa and Europe, is at once an unforgettable account of the trials of deracination and a stirring tribute to the meaning of heritage and home
A palace in the old village : a novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mohammed has spent the past forty years working in France. As he approaches retirement, he takes stock of his life, his devotion to Islam and to his assimilated children, and decides to return to Morocco, where he spends his life's savings building the biggest house in the village and waiting for his children and grandchildren to come be with him. A heartbreaking novel about parents and children, A Palace in the Old Village captures the sometimes stark contrasts between old and new-world values, and an immigrant's abiding pursuit of home.--From back cover
Corruption by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a country where corruption is part of the culture, should a man go along, or should he resist? The novel tackles the question through the eyes of a civil servant in Morocco who refuses to accept bribes--despite being pressured by his wife and made fun of by colleagues--then succumbs, with unfortunate consequences. By the author of With Downcast Eyes
The last friend a novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in French and English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tangiers, the late 1950s. Two teenagers, Mamed and Ali, strike up an intense friendship that will last a lifetime. But lurking just beneath the surface is a deep, unspoken jealousy in danger of destroying them both. Decades later, the two friends, wiser and world-weary, offer differingaccounts of their relationship's twists and turns, from their rebellious youth spent subverting the rigid moral strictures of the day to harrowing months spent together as political prisoners, and their eventual settling into conventional family lives. Only then do the real differences between them emerge, culminating in an unimaginable and unforgettable act of betrayal."--Jacket
Silent day in Tangier by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

53 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Tanger, "ville habitée par le vent" (p. 36). "Hommage d'un fils, conteur arabe, à son père qui jamais ne se livra et vécut en silence" (J. Folch-Ribas). Le héros est un vieux tailleur marocain "leurré par le vent, oublié par le temps et marqué par la mort" (T. Ben Jelloun). Selon J.-M.-G. Le Clézio, il s'agit d'une méditation sur la solitude
Le racisme expliqué à ma fille by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

99 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La lutte contre le racisme commence avec l'éducation. On peut éduquer des enfants, pas des adultes. C'est pour cela que ce texte a été pensé et écrit en priorité pour des enfants entre huit et quatorze ans, mais bien sûr aussi pour leurs parents
Leaving Tangier : a novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his new novel, award-winning, internationally bestselling author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of a Moroccan brother and sister making new lives for themselves in Spain
The happy marriage : a novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in French and English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco's greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion."--The Guardian In The Happy Marriage, the internationally acclaimed Moroccan author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of one couple--first from the husband's point of view, then from the wife's--just as legal reforms are about to change women's rights forever. The husband, a painter in Casablanca, has been paralyzed by a stroke at the very height of his career and becomes convinced that his marriage is the sole reason for his decline. Walled up within his illness and desperate to break free of a deeply destructive relationship, he finds escape in writing a secret book about his hellish marriage. When his wife finds it, she responds point by point with her own version of the facts, offering her own striking and incisive reinterpretation of their story. Who is right and who is wrong? A thorny issue in a society where marriage remains a sacrosanct institution, but where there's also a growing awareness of women's rights. And in their absorbing struggle, both sides of this modern marriage find out they may not be so enlightened after all"--
Harrouda by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

86 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Marokko ; Roman
La Réclusion solitaire by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Restons ce corps cassé qui ne dit pas le malheur mais qui regarde le ciel et se souvient de la forêt décimée. Nous sommes un pays déboisé de ses hommes. Des arbres arrachés à la terre, comptabilisés et envoyés au froid. Quand nous arrivons en France, nos branches ne sont plus lourdes ; les feuilles sont légères ; elles sont mortes. Nos racines sont sèches et nous n'avons pas soif. Si je nous compare à un arbre, c'est parce que tout tend à mourir en nous et la sève ne coule plus. Tout le monde trouve 'normal' ce déboisement sélectif. Mais que peut un arbre arraché à l'aube de sa vie? Que peut un corps étranger dans une terre fatiguée?"--Book cover
L'ange aveugle by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quatorze récits qui allient "indignation et poésie" et constituent une dénonciation de la mafia dans le sud de l'Italie
Hospitalité française : racisme et immigration maghrébine by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

36 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in French and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Si l'hospitalité est une éthique, comment en faire un droit? J'essaie de répondre en examinant le développement du racisme en France ces quinze dernières années."--T.B.J.-
Moha le fou, Moha le sage : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

60 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qui, au Maghreb, ne connaît Moha ? On l'a entendu déclamer sur une place publique. On l'a vu déchirer de vrais billets devant une banque. Il a tiré au clair l'étrange histoire d'une ancienne et puissante famille, su le secret de l'esclave noire et celui de la petite domestique, chacune interdite de parole. Il a pris à partie le technocrate et le psychiatre, conversé avec Moché, le fou des Juifs, et avec l'Indien, cet autre exclu. Arrêté, tué, enterré, Moha ne cesse de parler - et sa parole ne peut tarir car elle est la tradition maghrébine même, la vérité lyrique qui résiste. -- Back cover
L'auberge des pauvres by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Marokkaanse auteur belandt als gastschrijver in Napels in een hallucinerende omgeving waarin magie en werkelijkheid samenvloeien
La nuit de l'erreur : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le parcours d'une jeune femme cruelle par fatalit ̌en trois villes, Fs̈, Chaouen et Tanger. Sďuction et destruction la prčd̈ent et la suivent. Dans la ligne des ##Mille et une nuits##. [SDM]
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Alternative Names
Ben Džellun, Tahar.

Ben Ǧelloun, Tahar

ben Gʾelun, Ṭahar 1944-

Ben Jelloun, al-Ṭāhar

Ben Jelloun T.

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Ben Jelloun Tahar

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Bin Džallún, Ṭāhir 1944-

Bin Ǧallūn, al-Ṭāhir 1944-

Bin-Ǧallūn, aṭ-Ṭāhirn 1944-

Bin Ǧallūn, Ṭāhir 1944-

Bin Ǧalūn, al-Ṭāhir 1944-

Bin Ǧalūn, Ṭahir 1944-

Bin-Jallūn, al-Ṭāhir

Bin-Jallūn, al-Ṭāhir 1944-

Bin-Jallūn, Ṭāhir 1944-

Binǧallūn, al-Ṭāhir 1944-

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Binǧalūn, al-Ṭāhir 1944-

Binǧalūn, Ṭāhir 1944-

Binjallūn, al-Ṭāhir 1944-

Džellun, Tahar ben.

Ibn _D_jallūn, al-Ṭāhir 1944-

Ibn Džallún, Ṭāhir 1944-

Ibn Ǧallūn, al-Ṭahir

Ibn Ǧallūn, al-Ṭāhir 1944-

Ibn-Ǧallūn, aṭ-T.āhir 1944-

Ibn-Ǧallūn, Ṭāhir 1944-

Ibn Ǧalūn, Al-Ṭāhir

Ibn Ǧalūn, al-Ṭāhir 1944-

Ibn Ǧalūn, Ṭāhir 1944-

Ibn Jallūn, al-Ṭāhir

Ibn-Jallun, al-Tahir 1944-

Jallūn, al-Ṭāhir Bin 1944-

Jallun, Tahir Bin 1944-

Jelloun, T.B.

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Tahar Ben Jelloun

Tahar ben Jelloun 1944-

Tahar Ben Jelloun écrivain et poète marocain

Tahar Ben Jelloun marokański pisarz

Tahar Ben Jelloun marokkanischer Schriftsteller

Tahar Ben Jelloun Moroccan writer and poet

Tahar Ben Jelloun schrijver uit Marokko

Tahar Ben Jelloun scrittore marocchino

Tahar benjelloun 1944-

Taher ben Jelloun 1944-

Taher benjelloun 1944-

Ṭāhir b. Ǧallūn 1944-

Ṭāhir b. Ǧallūn, al- 1944-

Ṭāhir b. Ǧalūn 1944-

Ṭāhir b. Ǧalūn, al- 1944-

Ṭāhir Bin-Jallūn

Ṭāhir Bin-Jallūn 1944-

Ṭāhir ibn Jallūn

Ṭāhir ibn Jallūn 1944-

Tahir Ibn-Jallun, {al- al- 1944-

Бенджеллун Т

Бенджеллун Т. 1941-

Бенжеллун, Тахар

Желлун Т. бен

Желлун Т. бен 1941-

Тахар Бен Джелуна

בן־ג׳לון, טאהאר 1944-

בן ג'לון, טאהר 1944-

בן ג'לון, טהר

טאהר בן ג'לון

ابن جلّون، الطاهر، 1944-

ابن جلون، طاهر، ١٩٤٤-

الطاهر بن جلون

الطاهر بن جلون، 1944-

بن جلون، الطاهر

بن جلون، الطاهر، ١٩٤٤-

بن جلون، طاهر، ١٩٤٤-

بنجلون، الطاهر، ١٩٤٤-

تاھر بێن ژیلوون

طاهر بن جلون نویسنده و شاعر مراکشی

طاہر بن جلون

젤룬, 타르 벤 1944

젤룬, 타하르 벤 1944-

타하르 벤 젤룬

ジェルーン, タハール・ベン


ベン・ジェルーン, タハール


La nuit sacrée : romanThis blinding absence of lightRacism explained to my daughterIslam explainedA palace in the old village : a novelCorruptionThe last friend a novelSilent day in Tangier