by: Tahar Ben Jelloun
In Leaving Tangier, award-winning, internationally bestselling author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of a Moroccan brother and sister making new lives for themselves in Spain. Azel is a young man in Tangier who dreams of crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. When he meets Miguel, a wealthy Spaniard, he leaves behind his girlfriend, his sister, Kenza, and his mother, and moves with him to Barcelona, where Kenza eventually joins them. What they find there forms the heart of this novel of seduction and betrayal, deception and disillusionment, in which Azel and Kenza are reminded powerfully not only of where they’ve come from, but also of who they really are. (Description from Amazon.com)
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About the Author:
Tahar Ben Jelloun is a Moroccan writer. Although his first language is Arabic, the majority of his work is written in French. He first became known for his 1985 novel L’Enfant de Sable. He has been short-listed for the Nobel Prize in Literature.