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The shutters, Ahmed Bouanani ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan

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The shutters, Ahmed Bouanani ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan
Language
eng
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Literary Form
poetry
Main title
The shutters
Oclc number
1005690080
Responsibility statement
Ahmed Bouanani ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan
Summary
"The Shutters collects the two most important poetry collections--"The Shutters" and "Photograms"--by the legendary Moroccan writer Ahmed Bouanani. By intertwining myth and tradition with the familiar objects and smells of his lived present, Bouanani reconstructs vivid images of Morocco's past. He weaves together references to the Second World War, the Spanish and French protectorates, the Rif War, dead soldiers, prisoners, and poets screaming in their tombs with mouths full of dirt. His poetry, written in an imposed language with a "strange alphabet, " bravely confronts the violence of his country's history--particularly during the period of les années de plomb, the years of lead--all of which bears the brutal imprint of colonization. As Bouanani writes, "These memories retrace the seasons of a country that was quickly forgetful of its past, indifferent to its present, constantly turning its back on the future."--Page [4] of cover
Table Of Contents
The shutters -- Photograms
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