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Tajar he also must struggle with concepts of identity, family, and truth. So, yes, there are a lot of voices to contend with in this short novel, a lot of perspectives and interpretations of the central premise, the possibly impenetrable kernel of the story – often referred to within the pages of the book as the riddle. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Carolyn Yohn translates French and Hungarian legal and academic texts into English from her office in Northern California.

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Anyway, a book, at least as I see it, is a labyrinth that’s designed to confuse people — with the intention of losing them, bringing them out of the narrow confines of their ambitions. This last voice is the voice of the storyteller revived which doesn’t make sense to me? How our lives are necessarily nukt and temporal or are they? The main story is simple enough and then again, it never really is ; it is about a girl who is born to be raised as a man.


I’m not sure how I am reacting to this book. Benjellpun Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. They provide three possible endings along with commentary and analysis, including many frank statements that Islam punishes women and that their society is hypocritical about gender and sex.

Erst kurz vor dem Leserunde-Termin nahm ich das Buch wieder zur Hand.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is definitely a book that requires multiple readings, if not close study. The question of sex, gender, truth and politics.

About Tahar Ben Jelloun. Chegou ao domingo, mandou-nos infiltrar pelas brechas das muralhas e esmerdou-se tudo. Our steps invent the path as we proceed; behind us they leave no trace, only the void; So we shall always look ahead and trust our feet. To be a man is an illusion, an act of violence that requires no justification. Scenes from reality interrupt introspection with petty fights, jealousy, and acts of senseless violence, adding to the sense of ungrounded confusion.

So of course I had not read it until now.

View all 6 comments. I can’t help but feel, after having finished the Sand Child, that at least part tahwr the story has eluded me. Some of you will be tempted to dwell in that new residence, or at least to occupy a small part of it, suited to the dimensions of your bodies. I found myself being swallowed up by the writing itself but not the narrative at all.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It was hard to get through the final third and by the last chapter I got the suspicion that Tahar Ben Jalloun spent too much time reading Borges before he wrote this story. There are certainly stories out there where women in some societies have passed themselves as men in order to achieve some goal – but those stories only really deal with the performative issues of gender roles, and elide the deeper questions of being male and female.


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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. In tahra, tuttavia, subentra la confusione: She does not have a gender, nor a personality or a consciousness.

View all 8 comments. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Not enough to change anything, but the focus of that role was so lovely for me.

Und wenn ja, warum muss dieser Dreck ans Licht gezerrt werden? Product details Paperback Publisher: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But first Benjellkun should outline the core around which the novel is built. The multiple voices that come from time to time to complete the story are processes that stress on the existential crisis the protagonist was living.

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