This Blinding Absence of Light

This Blinding Absence of Light

Paperback Language: English / French

By (author) Professor Tahar Ben Jelloun, Translated by Linda Coverdale

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 195 pages
  • Language: English / French
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 180mm x 15mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 014303572X
  • ISBN 13: 9780143035725
  • Edition statement: Translation
  • Sales rank: 283,034

Product description

An immediate and critically acclaimed bestseller in France, This Blinding Absence of Light is the latest work by internationally renowned author Tahar Ben Jelloun, the first North African winner of the Prix Goncourt and winner of the Prix Mahgreb. Crafting real life events into narrative fiction, Ben Jelloun reveals the horrific story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies in underground cells with no light and only enough food and water to keep them lingering on the edge of death. Working closely with one of the survivors, Ben Jelloun narrates the story in the simplest of language and delivers a shocking novel that explores both the limitlessness of inhumanity and the impossible endurance of the human will.

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Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in Fez, Morocco, and immigrated to France in 1961. A novelist, essayist, critic, and poet, he is a regular contributor to "Le Monde," "La Republica," "El Pais," and "Panorama."