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For Bread Alone
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Telegram
Publication date April 1, 2007
Pages 213
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781846590108
ISBN-10 1846590108
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed's family walks to Tangiers in search of a better life. But things are no better there. Eight of his siblings die of malnutrition and neglect, and one is killed by his father in a fit of rage. This is a memoir of a young Moroccan boy's coming of age in a time of extreme poverty and degradation.
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“A true story of human desperation, shattering in its impact.”—Tennessee Williams

Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed’s family walks to Tangiers in search of a better life. But his father is unable to find work and grows violent. Mohamed learns how to charm and steal. During a short spell in a filthy Moroccan jail, a fellow inmate kindles his life-altering love of poetry.

The distinguished writer Paul Bowles, perhaps best known for his novel The Sheltering Sky, collaborated closely with Mohamed Choukri on the translation of For Bread Alone, and penned the introduction.



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from Telegram (April 1, 2007)
9781846590108 | details & prices | 213 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed's family walks to Tangiers in search of a better life.
from Al Saqi (November 1, 2000)
9780863561382 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Choukri's classic and moving work, which has already been translated into more than ten languages,speaks for an entire generation of North Africans.

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