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The Resource About my mother, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman

About my mother, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman

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About my mother
Title
About my mother
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Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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 wife--lives in which she had little say, mostly spent working in kitchens, marked by a deep religious faith and love for her family--as Alzheimer's rips them all away. A delicate portrait of a woman's slow and unwinding descent into dementia, About My Mother maps out the beautiful, fragile, and complex nature of human experience in prose equally tender and compelling."--
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1944-
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Ben Jelloun, Tahar
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Schwartz, Ros
  • Norman, Lulu
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  • Ben Jelloun, Tahar
  • Ben Jelloun, Tahar
Label
About my mother, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1729792
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781846592010
Lccn
2016438899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781846592010
  • (OCoLC)923553694
Label
About my mother, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1729792
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781846592010
Lccn
2016438899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781846592010
  • (OCoLC)923553694

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