Literature

“Tahnanait”, a rural woman who is always sixty

“Tahnanait”, a rural woman who is always sixty
Tahnanait, a rural woman who is always sixty. Short story by Mohamed Handour High in the Atlas Mountains, lives an old Amazigh lady who never knows the true meaning of despondency and depression in spite of her abject poverty and solitary existence. Her real name is Hadda, but people call her Tahnanait. Whatever this word means in Tamazight, whether it is illustrated in the dictionary or not and regardless of its positive or negative meaning, this... 

Choukri and the Wretched of the Earth

Choukri and the Wretched of the Earth
Mohamed Choukri Born during a drastic famine in Rif in 1935, Mohamed Choukri migrated with his parents to the cosmopolitan city of Tangiers in 1942 where he lived most of his life. Eventually, he was engaged in a variety of jobs (as a shoeblack, a smuggler, a greengrocer, a male prostitute…etc.) to supplement his tyrannical father’s weak income. In 1955, at the age of twenty, Choukri managed to procure a place at a school in the town of Larache... 
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