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Shantytown kid = Le gone du Chaâba

Author: Azouz Begag; Alec G Hargreaves; Naïma Wolf
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One day an illiterate Algerian immigrant in Lyon gave his son, Azouz Begag, a book, saying, "This book is a bird." How Begag took flight on the wings of learning is one of the stories that unfolds in this autobiographical novel of growing up amid the multicultural complexities of contemporary France. Determined to leave behind the poverty of his shantytown life, Begag works to become a star pupil at the local  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Begag, Azouz, 1957-
Shantytown kid.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)777306780
Named Person: Azouz Begag
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Azouz Begag; Alec G Hargreaves; Naïma Wolf
ISBN: 9780803262584 0803262582
OCLC Number: 71779096
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxii, 212 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Gone du Chaâba.
Gone du Chaâba
Responsibility: Azouz Begag ; edited and with an introduction by Alec G. Hargreaves ; translated by Naïma Wolf and Alec G. Hargreaves.
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An autobiographical novel that tells how Begag took flight on the wings of learning, growing up amid the multicultural complexities of contemporary France.  Read more...

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"By writing what is in many ways a classic coming-of-age story, as reminiscent in spirit of Truffaut's Les Quatre Cents Coups as of any works that are specifically Arab or North African, Begag has Read more...

 
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