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The shutters

Author: Ahmed Bouanani; Emma Ramadan
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Shutters collects the two most important poetry collections--"The Shutters" and "Photograms"--by the legendary Moroccan writer Ahmed Bouanani. By intertwining myth and tradition with the familiar objects and smells of his lived present, Bouanani reconstructs vivid images of Morocco's past. He weaves together references to the Second World War, the Spanish and French protectorates, the Rif War, dead soldiers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bouanani, Ahmed.
Shutters.
New York : New Directions Publishing, 2018
(DLC) 2018009101
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed Bouanani; Emma Ramadan
ISBN: 9780811227841 0811227847 9780811227858 0811227855
OCLC Number: 1005690080
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "A New Directions Paperback Original"--Title page.
"First published as a New Directions Paperbook (NDP1410) in 2018"--Title page verso.
"The Shutters was originally published in Morocco as Les Persiennes (1980) by Éditions Stouky. Photograms was originally published in France as Photogrammes (1989) by Éditions Avant-Quart."--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 127 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The shutters --
Photograms.
Other Titles: Persiennes.
Responsibility: Ahmed Bouanani ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan.

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"The Shutters collects the two most important poetry collections--"The Shutters" and "Photograms"--by the legendary Moroccan writer Ahmed Bouanani. By intertwining myth and tradition with the familiar objects and smells of his lived present, Bouanani reconstructs vivid images of Morocco's past. He weaves together references to the Second World War, the Spanish and French protectorates, the Rif War, dead soldiers, prisoners, and poets screaming in their tombs with mouths full of dirt. His poetry, written in an imposed language with a "strange alphabet," bravely confronts the violence of his country's history--particularly during the period of les années de plomb, the years of lead--all of which bears the brutal imprint of colonization. As Bouanani writes, "These memories retrace the seasons of a country that was quickly forgetful of its past, indifferent to its present, constantly turning its back on the future."--Page [4] of cover.

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