La nuit sacrée [Tahar Ben Jelloun] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hard to Find book. La Nuit Sacrée, by Tahar Ben Jelloun, is not for the faint of heart. The story begins, “Ce qui importe c’est la vérité,” and the author maintains this. Some features of this site may not work without it. LA DIMENSION MYSTIQUE DANS «LA NUIT SACREE» DE TAHAR BEN JELLOUN. BOUSSEM, SOUAD.

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Throughout the story, the protagonist is excluded from all the spaces he tries to penetrate even for a brief lapse of time. I kept having the nagging sense that there was stuff referred to about which I was totally ignorant and so I couldn’t pick up the allusions, be they cultural or historical or religious.

Get to Know Us. Write a customer review. This self is fascinated by her and sometimes admonishes, but never objectifies her. We do not know whether tahqr depths are in ourselves or elsewhere, in a graveyard, in a scarcely dug grave, only recently inhabited by withered flesh.

Ben Jelloun will take you off somewhere; you might not want to go, but he’ll take you anyway, and then drop you, miles from where you started, looking around in an unfamiliar landscape, full of new and strange ideas. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through benjellou support?

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This is the shift in the story where the mirror used to the duplicity of Ahmed comes into focus, or perhaps I should say out of focus! No trivia or quizzes yet.


From the beginning this story is veiled — a story within a story. But first I should outline the core around which the novel is built.

I liked the idea of the book, a woman raised as a man, I immediately remembered the Albanian Sworn virgins who are destined to live as men in their societies. She speaks about her tormenting conscience – but Ben Jelloun does benjellon take this hint at feminist solidarity?

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This is a deeply strange book well beyond its unusual initial premise, that of an Islamic Moroccan girl raised as a boy to thwart sexist inheritance law. He has absorbed what seems to be a fundamental lesson: Lists with This Book.

About Tahar Ben Jelloun. There are certainly stories out there where women in some societies have passed themselves as men in order to achieve some nuih – but those stories only really deal with the performative issues of gender roles, and elide the deeper questions of being male and female. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It requires excavation, a slow uncovering of all its treasures.

This is the last moment of clarity for me, except a few subsequent mentions of political struggle, brief and vague but intriguing. Pour benjeoloun meme raison, j’adore Rohinton Mistry qui pourtant a un tout autre style genre Zola. Assuming the privilege of being a man while it contradicts his physiognomy led him to perpetuate the traditional injustice towards women thus tearing his being apart from within and trying to exteriorize that pain through plain cruelty towards his mother, sisters and wife.


Avrei potuto rispondere a qualsiasi domanda, inventare, immaginare mille risposte, ma quella era la sola, l’unica domanda che mi sconvolgeva e mi rendeva letteralmente muta. Dans le chapitre suivant, un conteur raconte son histoire. 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. As you read through the harsh realities, you are pulled along, forced to practice a difficult characteristic: The man on the other hand uses and abuses of the power automatically conferred to him by tradition and strengthened by the socialization process.


It was hard to read at times for different reasons. Thanks for telling us about the benjlloun. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status.

If you want to read Ben Jelloun, try “A Palace in the Old Village,” which is a much, much better book than this piece of dreck. My stories come to me, inhabit me, and transform me. The overt culturally-established gender bias is a beautiful allegory for the French colonization of Morocco.

Dennoch mag ich ihm keine ganzen 3 Sterne geben. Ben Jelloun does not flinch from this conundrum, and the protagonist seems to emerge from everything stronger than your average person.