Racism Explained to My Daughter
By (author) Tahar Ben Jelloun
Racism Explained to My Daughter by Tahar Ben Jelloun
Book DescriptionWhen Tahar Ben Jelloun took his ten-year-old daughter to a street protest against anti-immigration laws in Paris, she asked question after question: "What is racism? What is an immigrant? What is discrimination?" Out of their frank discussion comes this book, an international bestseller translated into twenty languages. Ben Jelloun has created a unique and compelling dialogue in which he explains difficult concepts from ghettos and genocide to slavery and anti-Semitism in language we can all understand, and adds an all-new chapter for this edition. Also included are personal essays from four prize-winning writers and educators who are all parents: Patricia Williams, David Mura, William Ayers, and Lisa D. Delpit. Elegant and sensitive, and available now for the first time in paperback, Racism Explained to My Daughter is for all parents and educators who have struggled to engage their children in discussions of this complex issue.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781595580290
(172mm x 115mm x 14mm)
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Tahar Ben Jelloun
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)
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.
Rising of the Ashes, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Tahar Ben Jelloun
Two epic poems focus on the bitter consequences of war and violence in the Middle East.
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Author Biography - Tahar Ben Jelloun
Winner of the 2004 International Dublin/IMPAC Prize, and the 1994 Prix Maghreb, 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, La Repubblica, El Pais, and Panorama. His novels include The Sacred Night, which received the Prix Goncourt in 1987, and Corruption (The New Press).
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