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The simple past

By: Chraibi, Driss Harter, Hugh A.

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Part of the New York Review Books Classics series
1681373602 / 9781681373607
Paperback
843.914
07/01/2020
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21 cm 172 pages
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Translated from the French.
The Simple Past came out in 1954, and both in France and its author's native Morocco the book caused an explosion of fury. The protagonist, also known as Driss, comes from a Moroccan family of means, his father a self-made tea merchant, the most devout of Muslims, quick to be provoked and ready to lash out verbally or physically, continually bent on subduing his timid wife and many children to his iron and ever-righteous will. He is known, simply, as the Lord, and Driss, who is in high school, is in full revolt against both him and the French colonial authorities, for whom, as much as for his father, he is no one. Driss Chrabi's classic coming-of-age story is about colonialism, Islam, the subjection of women, and trying against the odds to find a voice of your own, to fight free.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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