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Author Ben Jelloun, Tahar, 1947- author.

Title The punishment / Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F JELLOUN    Check Shelf
Description vii, 151 pages ; 21 cm
Series A Margellos world republic of letters book
Margellos world republic of letters book.
Note "Originally published as La punition, copyright © Éditions Gallimard, Paris, 2018"--Title page verso.
Contents Translator's Preface -- Off to El Hajeb -- Last Moments of Freedom -- Akka -- Medical Exam -- Punished by His Majesty -- Heavy Stones out in the Sun -- Maneuvers in the Rain -- Mohammed V Hospital -- An Evening chez Ababou -- The Convoy -- Ahermoumou -- On Sophisticated Brutality -- Daily Life -- Liberation Yes, Liberation No -- On the Outside -- June 5, 1971 -- The Surprise -- Translator's Notes -- Translator's Afterword
Summary "In 1967 Tahar Ben Jelloun, a peaceful young political protestor, was one of nearly a hundred other hapless men taken into punitive custody by the Moroccan army. It was a time of dangerous importance in Moroccan history, and they were treated with a chilling brutality that not all of them survived. This powerful portrait of the author's traumatic experience, written with a memoirist's immediacy, reveals both his helpless terror and his desperate hope to survive by drawing strength from his love of literature. Shaken to the core by his disillusionment with a brutal regime, unsure of surviving his ordeal, he stole some paper and began to secretly write, with the admittedly romantic idea of leaving some testament behind, a veiled denunciation of the evils of his time. His first poem was published after he was unexpectedly released, and his vocation was born."--Jacket.
Subject Ben Jelloun, Tahar, 1947-
Authors, Moroccan -- Biography.
Political prisoners -- Morocco -- Biography.
Morocco -- History -- 1956-
Demonstrations -- Morocco.
FICTION -- Literary.
Authors, Moroccan. (OCoLC)fst00822236
Political prisoners. (OCoLC)fst01069636
Morocco. (OCoLC)fst01205592
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Coverdale, Linda, translator.
Added Title Punition. English
ISBN 0300243022 (hardcover)
9780300243024 (hardcover)
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