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A occhi bassi

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Centro focale del romanzo è la voce in prima persona della protagonista, Fatima, che racconta la sua vita dall'infanzia alla maturità. La sua è un'evoluzione intensa e determinata da una forte volontà, che trasforma una pastorella berbera dell'Alto Atlante in una pastorella moderna e aggressiva, inserita, anche se a disagio, nella società e nella cultura metropolitana occi ...more
Paperback, ET Scrittori, 222 pages
Published April 2006 by Einaudi (first published 1982)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Yeux baisses = with downcast eyes: a novel, Tahar Ben Jelloun
عنوان: ﺑﺎ ﭼﺸﻤﺎن ﺷﺮﻣﮕﯿﻦ؛ نویسنده: طاهر بن جلون؛ مترجم: اسدالله امرایی؛ تهران، مروارید، 1381، در 320 ص؛ شابک: ایکس - 964588129؛ چاپ دوم 1385؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی قرن 20 م
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dely
Jan 11, 2015 dely rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 0-africa
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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E. Journey
Apr 21, 2015 E. Journey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Frank
Jun 25, 2012 Frank rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
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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Julián
Esta es la historia de una niña predestinada por una leyenda familiar a descubrir un tesoro en una aldea miserable del sur de Marruecos. Su familia emigra a París, donde son testigos de la violencia racista. Esta novela describe muy bien las duras condiciones de vida en una aldea bereber del sur marroquí, el desarraigo de la emigración y el racismo. Si profundizara en esos temas y se quedara ahí, sería un libro magnífico. Sin embargo, pretende abarcar todo eso y mucho más y, al final, se echa a ...more
Matt
Jul 29, 2011 Matt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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.
Zari
چرا زشتی روح از بند درون آزاد می شود و صورت را می پوشاند. زشتی ظاهر مرا نمی ترساند. از زشتی سیرت می ترسم، زیرا پنهان است و از اعماق می آید، از راه دور. خود را در صورت جا می کند و بدبختی می آورد. بستر خود را در جسم و زمان پهن می کند. همه چیز در جسم است...!

... در ﭘﺎﻧﺰده ﺳﺎﻟﮕﯽ، آدم ﺑﻪ زﻧﺪﮔﯽ ﻓﮑﺮ ﻧﻤﯽ ﮐﻨﺪ. ﺑﯿﺸﺘﺮ دوﺳﺖ دارد ﺑﻨﺎھﺎﯾﯽ از ﺣﺮﯾﺮ و اﺑﺮﯾﺸﻢ ﺑﺴﺎزد و ﺑﻌﺪ ھﻤﻪ ﭼﯿﺰ را ﺑﺴﻮزاﻧﺪ و روز ﺑﻌﺪ دوﺑﺎره از ﻧﻮ ﺷﺮوع ﮐﻨﺪ...!
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
انتظركم تساعدوني
Willie the Coyote
Nov 16, 2010 Willie the Coyote rated it really liked it
-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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