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The Resource About my mother, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman

About my mother, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman

Label
About my mother
Title
About my mother
Statement of responsibility
Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Lalla Fatma believes she is in Fez in 1944 - where she grew up - not in Tangier in 2000, where the story begins. Guided by her fragmented memories, Ben Jelloun reimagines his mother's life in Fez at the end of the war, in the heavily ritualised world of custom and tradition that saw her married, pregnant, and widowed by sixteen. He gains privileged, painful access to her lives as daughter, sister, thrice-widowed wife - lives in which she had little say, mostly spent working in kitchens, marked by a deep religious faith and love for her family - as Alzheimer's rips them all away
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ben Jelloun, Tahar
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.2.J4
LC item number
S8713 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ben Jelloun, Tahar
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Families
  • Memory
  • Mothers and sons
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Morocco
Label
About my mother, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published as Sur ma mère by Editions Gallimard, France, 2008"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781846592010
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016438899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn923553694
  • (OCoLC)923553694
Label
About my mother, Tahar Ben Jelloun ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman
Publication
Note
"First published as Sur ma mère by Editions Gallimard, France, 2008"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781846592010
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016438899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn923553694
  • (OCoLC)923553694

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