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Hassan ekes out a living in his native Marrakesh as a comic writer and performer, through satirical sketches critical of Morocco's rulers. Yet, when he is suddenly conscripted into a losing war in the Sahara, and drafted to a far-flung desert outpost, it seems that all is lost.Could his estranged father, close to power as the King's private jester, have something to do with his sudden removal? And will he ever see his beloved wife Zinab again?With flowing prose and black humor, Youssef Fadel subtly tells the story of 1980s Morocco. He evokes a system whose brutality emanates from the top, and is felt and reproduced in the countless uneven power relations of the people living underneath.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
Author: Youssef Fadel
Street Date: September 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-4623