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eBook The Sacred Night ePub

by Tahar Ben Jelloun

  • ISBN: 0704327279
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quartet Books; 1st edition (November 1, 1989)
  • Pages: 178
  • ePub book: 1816 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1595 kb
  • Other: doc lrf lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 100

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The Sacred Night by Tahar Ben Jelloun.

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The Sacred Night is the sequel to Tahar Ben Jelloun’s great novel, The Sand Child. Every time I finish a book by Tahar Ben Jelloun, I feel that I have gained humanity, because I let myself be carried away by his. And then, I got back in my life. Here we follow the life of Ahmad/Zahra, born a girl yet out of shame she was raised as a man, after her independence from her family. On the most sacred night of Ramadan, her father dies, and it is then and only then that she can embrace her true identity as a woman. I took a fresh look, smiled, and chose what I wanted to live.

Tahar Ben Jelloun (Arabic: الطاهر بن جلون‎; born in Fes, French protectorate in Morocco, 1 December 1944) is a Moroccan writer. He became known for his 1985 novel L’Enfant de Sable (The Sand Child). Today he lives in Paris, France, and continues to write. He has been short-listed for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Sacred Night continues the remarkable story Tahar Ben Jelloun began in The Sand Child. 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.

Tahar Ben Jelloun, Alan Sheridan. The Sacred Night continues the remarkable story Tahar Ben Jelloun began in The Sand Child.

Ben Jelloun's prose (in translator Sheridan's English version) is stately, lucid, and flexibly incantatory-it calls up improbabilities amid twilight states of being. Intriguing allegorical work. Ahmed is the sole male heir of his dying father.

Brought up in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun's imprisonment and exile shaped his poetry and fiction. With its sequel, The Sacred Night (1987), he became the first north African to win the Prix Goncourt. Resident in Paris since 1971, he portrays the experience of the north African dispossessed.

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The Sacred Night continues the remarkable story Tahar Ben Jelloun began in The Sand Child. 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.