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The Resource The sacred night, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by Alan Sheridan

The sacred night, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by Alan Sheridan

Label
The sacred night
Title
The sacred night
Statement of responsibility
Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by Alan Sheridan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ben Jelloun, Tahar
Dewey number
843
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.2.J4
LC item number
N813 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sheridan, Alan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gender identity
  • Islam
  • Morocco
Label
The sacred night, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by Alan Sheridan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventory -- Night of destiny -- A beautiful day -- The perfumed garden -- The mirrors of time -- A dagger caressing my back -- The seated woman -- The consul -- The pact -- A soul defeated -- A confusion of feelings -- The consul's room =-- A lake of heavy water -- The brothel charade -- The murder -- In the darkness -- The letter -- Ashes and blood -- The forgotten -- My story, my prison -- Hell -- The saint
Control code
42923682
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperback ed.
Extent
vii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780801864414
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99088027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The sacred night, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by Alan Sheridan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventory -- Night of destiny -- A beautiful day -- The perfumed garden -- The mirrors of time -- A dagger caressing my back -- The seated woman -- The consul -- The pact -- A soul defeated -- A confusion of feelings -- The consul's room =-- A lake of heavy water -- The brothel charade -- The murder -- In the darkness -- The letter -- Ashes and blood -- The forgotten -- My story, my prison -- Hell -- The saint
Control code
42923682
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperback ed.
Extent
vii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780801864414
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99088027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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