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Tahar Ben Jelloun’s “The Happy Marriage”

Just as Tolstoy’s allusion to the particularities of unhappy marriages leads the readers of Anna Karenina to suspect rough times ahead, the title of Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun’s latest novel, The Happy Marriage (Melville House Books; translated by André Naffis-Sahely), indicates that what will follow is likely to be anything but harmonious. This is very much the case: the majority of the novel is devoted to a painter’s description of the gradual...

Support the Publication of Geoff Wisner’s \\\“African Lives\\\”

Words without Borders is pleased to announce that writer, editor, and WWB contributor Geoff Wisner's second book, African Lives: An Anthology of Memoirs and Autobiographies, will be appearing next spring from Lynne Rienner Publishers.   The book will include more than 40 selections from African writers across the continent, including several that Wisner has written about for WWB: Assia Djebar (Algeria), Manu Dibango (Cameroon), Leila...

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