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The Resource The sand child, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by Alan Sheridan

The sand child, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by Alan Sheridan

Label
The sand child
Title
The sand child
Statement of responsibility
Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated by Alan Sheridan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this lyrical, hallucinatory novel set in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun offers an imaginative and radical critique of contemporary Arab social customs and Islamic law. The Sand Child tells the story of a Moroccan father's effort to thwart the consequences of Islam's inheritance laws regarding female offspring. Already the father of seven daughters, Hajji Ahmed determines that his eighth child will be a male. Accordingly, the infant, a girl, is named Mohammed Ahmed and raised as a young man with all the privileges granted exclusively to men in traditional Arab-Islamic societies. As she matures, however, Ahmed's desire to have children marks the beginning of her sexual evolution, and as a woman named Zahra, Ahmed begins to explore her true sexual identity. Drawing on the rich Arabic oral tradition, Ben Jelloun relates the extraordinary events of Ahmed's life through a professional storyteller and the listeners who have gathered in a Marrakesh market square in the 1950s to hear his tale
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ben Jelloun, Tahar
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.2.J4
LC item number
E613 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sheridan, Alan
Label
The sand child, 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
The man -- The Thursday gate -- The Friday gate -- The Saturday gate -- Bab El had -- The forgotten gate -- The walled-up gate -- The houseless woman -- "Construct a face as one construct a house" -- The storyteller devoured by his words -- The man with a woman's breast -- The wman with the badly shaven beared -- A night without escape -- Salem -- Amar -- Fatuma -- The blind troubadour -- The andalusian night -- The gate of the sands
Control code
43287602
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperback ed.
Extent
vi, 165 pages
Isbn
9780801864407
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00021128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The sand child, 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
The man -- The Thursday gate -- The Friday gate -- The Saturday gate -- Bab El had -- The forgotten gate -- The walled-up gate -- The houseless woman -- "Construct a face as one construct a house" -- The storyteller devoured by his words -- The man with a woman's breast -- The wman with the badly shaven beared -- A night without escape -- Salem -- Amar -- Fatuma -- The blind troubadour -- The andalusian night -- The gate of the sands
Control code
43287602
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperback ed.
Extent
vi, 165 pages
Isbn
9780801864407
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00021128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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