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Tahar Ben Jelloun

Book Launch

Tahar Ben Jelloun is an internationally recognised novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist. He is one of North Africa's most successful and acclaimed writers. Born in Fez, Morocco, in 1944, he emigrated to France in 1971 and now lives in Paris. His international reputation was heightened with L´Enfant de sable (The Sand Child) and its sequel, La Nuit sacrée (The Sacred Night) which won the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1987. In 2004 he was awarded the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for This Blinding Absence of Light, which has also been shortlisted for the 2006 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. With Maya Jaggi, freelance journalist and contributor to The Guardian, Tahar Ben Jelloun will discuss his most recent novels translated into English (This Blinding Absence of Light, The Last Friend) and his last novel published in France, Partir, which deals with the current burning issue of migration between North Africa and Europe.

This event is part of the 2006 Mosaïques Festival. For more about Mosaïques: www.institut-francais.org.uk/mosaiques


Tahar Ben Jelloun | talks
Maya Jaggi | talks


Date and Time:

12 May 2006 at 6:30 pm





Institut Francais
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South Kensington
+44 20 70 73 13 50

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