By (author) Tahar Ben Jelloun
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Islam Explained by Tahar Ben Jelloun
Book DescriptionAcclaimed novelist, Ben Jelloun clarifies the main tenets of Islam, the major landmarks in Islamic history, and the current politics of Islamic fundamentalism. He also sheds light on the keywords that have come to dominate coverage of the current crisis - terrorist, crusade, Jihad, fundamentalist, fatwa - offering lucid and balanced explanations, not only for youngsters but also for the general reader. In his landmark Racism Explained to My Daughter, which Elle magazine described as "a must read...clear, powerful, and right on target," celebrated North African novelist Tahar Ben Jelloun offered a powerful model for teaching difficult subjects to our children. Now, in Islam Explained, Ben Jelloun brings these same insights to bear on understanding Islam in the wake of September 11. In an accessible question-and-answer format, Islam Explained is at once an essential introduction to one of the world's great religions and a cry for tolerance and understanding in deeply troubled times. For general readers on foreign religions and particularly Islam (given the recent success of titles by Bernard Lewis, Karen Armstrong, and Ahmed Rashid), but especially adult readers looking to answer chi
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781565848979
(190mm x 132mm x 13mm)
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Tahar Ben Jelloun
About My Mother, Paperback (July 2016)
Available in English for the first time, About My Mother is an evocative portrait of a woman and a world left behind, exploring themes of love, loss, family and illness, as well as the reliability of memory and the subjugation of women.
By Fire, Paperback (April 2016)
Tahar Ben Jelloun's By Fire, the first fictional account published on the Arab Spring, reimagines the true-life self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, an event that has been credited with setting off the Tunisian revolt. The novella depicts the days leading up to Bouazizi's self-immolation.
Palace in the Old Village, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Tahar Ben Jelloun
Mohammed has spent the past 40 years working in France. As he approaches retirement, he takes stock of his life, his devotion to and to his assimilated children, and decides to return to Morocco, where he spends his savings building the biggest house in the village and waiting for his children and grandchildren to come and be with him.
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Author Biography - Tahar Ben Jelloun
Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in 1944 in Fez, Morocco, and emigrated to France in 1961. A novelist, essayist, critic, and poet, he is a regular contributor to Le Monde and winner of the 1994 Prix Maghreb. His novels include The Sacred Night, which received the Prix Goncourt in 1987, Corruption, and This Blinding Absence of Light. He is also the author of Racism Explained to My Daughter. He lives in Paris.
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