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Laylat al-Qadr ليلة القدر

By: Ben Jelloun, Tahar (1944 - ) الطاهر بنجلّون

Language: Arabic


والدها الذي رأى فيها صورة الولد الذي لم يرزق به أبداً فحكم عليها أن تعيش في جلباب ولد يعوض حرمانه.

«The Night of Destiny», a novel by acclaimed Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun first published in 1987. Book Summary from English Edition Jacket: «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.»--Jacket English Editiion

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Product Details
By:Ben Jelloun, Tahar (1944 - ) الطاهر بنجلّون
Pages: 152 pp
Publisher:Dar Al-Nashr, Paris 2006 Arabic Edition
Dimensions:14 x 21 cm
Topic:Arabic Fiction - Morocco

Laylat al-Qadr ليلة القدر

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