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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Tahar Ben Jelloun
|Language Note:||In English translated from the French.|
|Notes:||Originally published as: Cette aveuglante absence de lumière.|
|Description:||195 pages ; 18 cm|
|Other Titles:||Cette aveuglante absence de lumière.|
|Responsibility:||Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by Linda Coverdale.|
"An immediate and critically acclaimed bestseller in France, This Blinding Absence of Light is the latest work by internationally renowned author Tahar Ben Jelloun, the first North African winner of the Prix Goncourt and winner of the Prix Mahgreb. Crafting real life events into narrative fiction, Ben Jelloun reveals the horrific story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies in underground cells with no light and only enough food and water to keep them lingering on the edge of death. Working closely with one of the survivors, Ben Jelloun narrates the story in the simplest of language and delivers a shocking novel that explores both the limitlessness of inhumanity and the impossible endurance of the human will."--Publisher description.
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