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Les Yeux baissés

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  89 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Une petite fille, dans un village du sud marocain. Son père est parti travailler au loin, dans un pays qu'elle appelle " Lafrance ". Elle ne sait à peu près rien de lui. La vie s'écoule, sous un soleil aveuglant, dans la pesanteur et, parfois, les haines d'une société rurale, isolée. Bientôt, le père revient chercher sa famille, et tous repartent pour Paris : pour la petit ...more
Paperback, 297 pages
Published April 4th 1997 by Seuil (first published 1991)
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Fatima, una bambina berbera, è l'ultima custode di un segreto tramandatole dal nonno per trovare un tesoro ai piedi delle montagne. Vive in un villaggio sperduto del Marocco con il fratellino e la madre presso una zia paterna che li maltratta. Il padre è emigrato in Francia per far fortuna e un giorno torna in Africa per portare con sé moglie e figli.
Fatima odiava il suo villaggio e sognava spesso di poter andare via, ma arrivata in Francia iniziano altri problemi dovuti alla non facile integraz
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Frank
Le mie aspettive quando ho preso in considerazione la lettura di questo libro erano quelle di riuscire a farmi un’idea della letteratura africana e di quali fossero i soggetti utilizzati dagli scrittori di quella parte del mondo per fare conoscere la propria gente e la propria storia.

La mia scelta era caduta su due libri in particolare: “A occhi bassi” appunto di Tahar Ben Jelloun e “L’uomo di vento” di Emmanuel Dongala.

Devo dire che il secondo ha risposto meglio alle mie esigenze.

“A occhi bassi
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E. Journey
Fatma moves from her home in the hills of Morocco to Paris, France where her father has been working to support his family back home. In her native land, she suffers every disadvantage to being a girl raised in a society harsh on women. A teacher tells her when she disguised herself as a boy so she could go to school: “Females, I can spot them, they smell bad.”

That isn’t the only cruelty she endures. The aunt with whom she lived before joining her father is the quintessential evil witch. She bea
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Matt
The story of a Berber girl who emigrated from Morocco to Paris during the '70's coming to terms with divergent cultural heritage - potential to be a 5-star book based on the premise and first half. Then the next ~125 pages happened, filled with imaginary characters, dream sequences, and stuff where I couldn't even tell what was going on. Too bad I had already put in the effort to read half and felt compelled to finish the rest... otherwise this would get a pretty solid review for 1/2 of a novel.
Maha Al-khater
السلام عليكم بليز ساعدوني ابي اقرا هاي الروايه مش طالعه لي النسخه العربيه
في لها نسخه عربيه ولا اذا وتعرفونها عطوني الاسم واذا تعروفون اصدار اي دار لان الحين عندنا معرض الكتاب في الدوحه
بيتم لين تاريخ 14 بليز ساعدوني وعطوني بعد لو فيه رابط تحميل لو مالقيتها في المعرض
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Willie the Coyote
-La vita non è un romanzo, è più e meglio di un romanzo; è più imprevedibile, più pazza e meno tenera di una storia raccontata in un libro. Un romanzo tradisce la vita, perché chiunque può aprirlo e cominciare a leggerlo a partire dall’ultimo capitolo-
Andrea Aramu
Well written, powerful, but not as good as "L'albergo dei poveri".
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Tahar Ben Jelloun is a Moroccan poet and writer. The entirety of his work is written in French, although his first language is Arabic.
After attending a bilingual (Arabic-French) elementary school, Ben Jalloun studied French in Tangier, Morocco until he was 18 years old. He continued his studies in philosophy at Mohammed-V University in Rabat, where he composed his first poems (1971).
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“La vida no es una novela, es algo más y mejor que una novela; es más imprevisible, más loca y menos tierna que una historia narrada en un libro. Una novela traiciona a la vida, porque cualquiera puede abrirla y empezar a leer por el último capítulo”. En la vida existe, para cada cual, un último capítulo, se sabe cómo acaba la historia, se sabe el desenlace final, pero nadie puede decir cuándo, dónde y en qué condiciones se desarrolla el final” 6 likes
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