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About my mother

Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun; Ros Schwartz; Lulu Norman
Publisher: London : Telegram, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lalla Fatma believes she is in Fez in 1944 - where she grew up - not in Tangier in 2000, where the story begins. Guided by her fragmented memories, Ben Jelloun reimagines his mother's life in Fez at the end of the war, in the heavily ritualised world of custom and tradition that saw her married, pregnant, and widowed by sixteen. He gains privileged, painful access to her lives as daughter, sister, thrice-widowed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Novels
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Fiction
Named Person: Tahar Ben Jelloun; Tahar Ben Jelloun
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tahar Ben Jelloun; Ros Schwartz; Lulu Norman
ISBN: 9781846592010 1846592011
OCLC Number: 923553694
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 247 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Sur ma mère.
Responsibility: Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman.
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Available in English for the first time, About My Mother is an evocative portrait of a woman and a world left behind, exploring themes of love, loss, family and illness, as well as the reliability of  Read more...

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'Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco's greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion' Guardian; 'In any language, in any culture, Tahar Ben Read more...

 
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