FREE DOWNLOAD â Au pays By Tahar Ben Jelloun

READ & DOWNLOAD ´ RANDARENEWABLES.CO.UK à Tahar Ben Jelloun

Librarian's Note Alternate cover edition can be found hereThe story of an immigrant named Mohammed who has spent forty years in France and is about to retire Taking stock of his life his devotion to I. The story of a devout Muslim Moroccan immigrant living in Paris He's a worker on an auto assembly line at Renault He lives in the Arab ghetto projects where the young Muslims occasionally riot and burn cars but he has no interest in politics – he loves his job and his life Once a year on vacation he returns to visit family in the old village which is like going back 50 years in time He drags his kids along and they get bored after the first couple of days But in his opinion all is well – wonderful really He compares his life with others in the factory so we get little vignettes of the lives and problems of other immigrants Then his children reach adulthood and he is of the age where he has to take compulsory retirement Now what will he do with himself He gets the idea of blowing his retirement fund on building a palatial western style house in the old village – no running water or electricity mind you and somehow he expects his children to come visit to celebrate the Muslim holidays and maybe even live with him Meanwhile his grown children are completely westernized – they speak French have their own families and two even married Christians Are they packing up to move to the old village Don't hold your breathWhen he returns to the village to build his house and while he waits for his children to arrive the book switches to fantasy realism as spirits from his ancestral grounds reach out to him The author is probably the best known Moroccan writer He won France’s Prix Goncourt in 1987 for a book The Sacred Night This book is translated from the French Another good book I have reviewed which is about Moroccan immigrants in Europe in this case in the Netherlands is The Book of Doubt by Tessa de Loo This is an edited version of an earlier review I postedphoto of Moroccan immigrants in Paris from theglobeandmailcomphoto of the author from bookslivecoza

REVIEW Au pays By Tahar Ben Jelloun

Au pays By Tahar Ben JelloSlam and to his assimilated children he decides to return to Morocco where he spends his life's savings building the biggest house in the village and waits for his children and grandchildren to come b. When someone talks to me about Tahar Ben Jelloun it's like preaching to the converted His latest book is no exception The writing style is faithful to itself and the book is both touching tough even especially near the end and also realistic I easily felt friendship for the almost workman like Mohamed who later retires The reader totally understands his feelings towards the confusing relationship he as well as his whole generation of immigrants have towards France and the contrast between France and his country of origin Morocco I found in this book the same kind of love and devotion to the family that we often see in M Ben Jelloun's books I particularly recommend My Mother I'm impatiently looking forward to his next book

Tahar Ben Jelloun à 1 FREE DOWNLOAD

FREE DOWNLOAD â Au pays By Tahar Ben Jelloun × Librarian's Note Alternate cover edition can be found hereThe story of an immigrant named Mohammed who has spent forty years in France and is about to retire Taking stock of his life his devotion to Islam and to his assimilated children he decides to return to Morocco where he spends his liE with him A heartbreaking novel about parents and children A Palace in the Old Village captures the sometimes stark contrasts between old and new world values and an immigrant's abiding pursuit of ho. tahar ben jelloun is uickly becoming a favorite of mine his poignant writing and reflection in this novel was beautiful this and racism explained to my daughter are wonderful reads