Moon and Henna Tree (BOK)

Ahmed Toufiq

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Set in the High Atlas in pre-modern Morocco, Moon and Henna Tree chronicles the rise and fall of a local potentate, Hmmu. Not content with the territory left to him upon his father's death, Hmmu, under the influence of his scheming advisor, Ibn al-Zara, begins a campaign to acquire those lands that adjoin his, either through marriage or physical force. Ahmed Toufiq's subtle investigation of the abuse of power and its effects on those who suffer under its tyranny also provides a unique look at Amazigh (Berber) culture. While most of Toufiq's contemporaries focus on modern urban Morocco, he provides a fascinating, and accurate, account of the customs and traditions of a large, yet often ignored, segment of the population. Moon and Henna Tree (in the original Arabic) won the Moroccan Book Prize in 1989.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Ahmed Toufiq
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780292748248
Antall sider 286 Dimensjoner 13,9cm x 21,9cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 356 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd