This novel describes the plight of Madjid, a second-generation Algerian growing up in Paris, who is caught between two cultures. In his desperate attempts to make sense of unfamiliar surroundings, Madjid enters into French life, despite his feelings that the culture rejects and insults Arabs.
"Grabbed me from page one and never let go!" - Hanif Kureishi
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Used availability for Mehdi Charef's Tea in the Harem
September 1989 : UK Paperback