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Tahar Ben Jelloun


Morocco (b.1944)

Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in 1944 in Fez, Morocco, and emigrated to France in 1961. He is one of North Africa's foremost novelists. His novels include The Sacred Night which received the Prix Goncourt in 1987.
 
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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel winner (2004) : This Blinding Absence of Light