L'enfant de sable: roman

Front Cover
Seuil, 1995 - Education - 208 pages
0 Reviews
Inspiré d'un fait divers authentique, ce roman raconte la vie d'Ahmed, huitième fille d'un couple qui, sans héritier mâle, décide d'élever celle-ci comme un garçon. Découvrant peu à peu dans le trouble et l'incertitude ce qui est dissimulé aux yeux de tous, Ahmed choisit d'assumer la révolte de son père, de vivre en homme et d'épouser une fille délaissée, bientôt sa complice dans une vertigineuse descente aux enfers du mensonge social le plus fou.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Homme
7
La porte du jeudi
15
La porte du vendredi
29
Copyright

16 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in Fez, Morocco, in 1944 and has lived in France since 1971. An internationally recognized novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist, Ben Jelloun has received numerous awards for his works, including the Prix Maghreb, the Prix des Hemispheres, and the Legion of Honor. His books include Solitaire, Silent Day in Tangier, With Downcast Eyes, Corruption, and Racism Explained to My Daughter. He is also a regular contributor to Le Monde. In 1987, he was awarded the Prix Goncourt for his novel The Sacred Night, also available in paperback from Johns Hopkins.

Bibliographic information