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Racism Explained to My Daughter / Edition 1

Racism Explained to My Daughter / Edition 1

by Tahar Ben Jelloun


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901595580299
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Winner of the 2004 IMPAC Prize, the 1994 Prix Maghreb, and the 1987 Prix Goncourt, Moroccan-born Tahar Ben Jelloun emigrated to France in 1961. His novels include the Prix Goncourt-winning The Sacred Night, Corruption, and This Blinding Absence of Light (IMPAC Prize, 2004). He is a regular contributor to Le Monde, La Repubblica, El País, and Panorama. Carol Volk translated Ben Jelloun's novel Corruption. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Racism Explained to My Daughter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
autumnesf on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This is a pretty good book. Its first part is the author explaining racism to his ten year old daughter. This is taken from actual conversations he had with his daughter and some of her friends at different times. The second half of the book is other adults responses to what he wrote. Not a hard book to read and it can be pretty informative. Helps a person understand what we need to do as an individual to fight racism. Check it out! You might even want to buy this one.
danconsiglio on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This book contains some very intelligent conversations on race in America. Jelloun begins the discussion with a dialogue with his daughter and then five other social commentators take it up. I found William Ayers' and Lisa Delpit's essays to be particularly thought-provoking. Both look closely at the historical context of racism and then apply it to today's social environment. If you live in America, you should read this. I'm currently trying to work this book into my 11th Grade English curriculum. I'm looking forward to the conversations it is bound to produce.