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By Hédi Kaddour,Teresa Lavender Fagan

The eagerly awaited English translation of Kaddour’s award-winning novel of clashing cultures in the course of the French colonial years

assemble jointly French colonialists, younger nationalists longing for independence, and native Maghreb leaders in a small North African urban of the Nineteen Twenties. deliver a suite of brash American filmmakers and celebrities into the image. risky cultural collisions are the inevitable lead to Hédi Kaddour’s best-selling novel of French colonial rule and its persisting legacy of human chaos and cultural tragedy.
 
during this commanding novel, the writer plumbs the contradictions of colonialism and the effect on person lives. With perception, humor, and a profound feel of irony he introduces Les Prépondérants—“The Preponderants,” an unofficial team of peddlers of effect who function at each point of colonial society. American “Hollywood” values, Islamic and secular politics, French manners—none of them escapes Kaddour’s skewering wit. jam-packed with wealthy irony and beautiful characters, this can be a novel that grapples forcefully with colonial family within the Arabic, North African, and French worlds, whereas additionally travelling into the simmering Europe and usa of the Roaring Twenties.

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