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An autobiographical novel by turn naïve and cunning, funny and moving, this most recent work by Moroccan expatriate Abdellah Taïa is a major addition to the new French literature emerging from the North African Arabic diaspora. Salvation Army is a coming-of-age novel that tells the story of Taïa's life with complete disclosure--from a childhood bound by family order and latent (homo)sexual tensions in the poor city of Salé, through an adolescence in Tangier charged by the young writer's attraction to his eldest brother, to a disappointing arrival in the Western world to study in Geneva in adulthood. In so doing, Salvation Army manages to burn through the author's first-person singularity to embody the complex mélange of fear and desire projected by Arabs on Western culture. Recently hailed by his native country's press as "the first Moroccan to have the courage to publicly assert his difference," Taïa, through his calmly transgressive work, has "outed" himself as "the only gay man" in a country whose theocratic law still declares homosexuality a crime. The persistence of prejudices on all sides of the Mediterranean and Atlantic makes the translation of Taïa's work both a literary and political event. The arrival of Salvation Army (published in French in 2006) in English will be welcomed by an American audience already familiar with a growing cadre of talented Arab writers working in French (including Muhammad Dib, Assia Djebar, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Abdelkebir Khatibi, and Katib Yasin).

Synopsis:

An autobiographical novel by turn naive and cunning, funny and moving, this most recent work by Moroccan expatriate Abdellah Taia is a major addition to the new French literature emerging from the North African Arabic diaspora.

Synopsis:

An autobiographical coming-of-age novel by the the "only gay man" in Morocco.

About the Author

"Abdellah Taïa is a brilliant young Moroccan living in France. In this novel, appropriately, he talks about his first contacts with Europeans. We learn about the traditional Moroccan family, about Swiss sex tourists, about the Salvation Army in Geneva, about the first burgeoning of desire in a young Arab, about family love and carnal love. Taïa has a captivating way of taking us into his confidence and telling us essential truths." --Edmund White

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584350705
Author:
Taia, Abdellah
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Translator:
Stock, Frank
Introduction by:
White, Edmund
Introduction:
White, Edmund
Author:
Semiotext(e)
Author:
Taa, Abdellah
Author:
Ta�a, Abdellah
Author:
Taaa, Abdellah
Author:
Stock, Frank
Author:
White, Edmund
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Ta'ia, Abdellah
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Gay Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Native Agents Salvation Army
Publication Date:
20090327
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.375 in

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Product details 144 pages Semiotext(e) - English 9781584350705 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An autobiographical novel by turn naive and cunning, funny and moving, this most recent work by Moroccan expatriate Abdellah Taia is a major addition to the new French literature emerging from the North African Arabic diaspora.
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