This Blinding Absence of Light

This Blinding Absence of Light


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This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun

An immediate and critically acclaimed bestseller in France, This Blinding Absence of Light is the latest work by internationally renowned author Tahar Ben Jelloun, the first North African winner of the Prix Goncourt and winner of the Prix Mahgreb. Crafting real life events into narrative fiction, Ben Jelloun reveals the horrific story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies in underground cells with no light and only enough food and water to keep them lingering on the edge of death. Working closely with one of the survivors, Ben Jelloun narrates the story in the simplest of language and delivers a shocking novel that explores both the limitlessness of inhumanity and the impossible endurance of the human will.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143035725
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2006
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 811,704
Product dimensions: 5.05(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in Fez, Morocco, and immigrated to France in 1961. A novelist, essayist, critic, and poet, he is a regular contributor to Le Monde, La Républica, El País, and Panorama.

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This Blinding Absence of Light 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It's hard to believe that a book about a 20 year unjust imprisonment in inhumane conditions could be suspenseful and inspiring, but it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was well worth taking a detour and reading something not so main stream. The portrayal of the men living in those desert dungeon will keep me thinking for a long time. Excellent.