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About My Mother Free read Ü 100 Since shes been ill Lalla Fatma has become a frail little thing with a faltering memory Lalla Fatma thinks shes in Fez in 1944 where she grew up not in Tangier in 2000 where this story begins She calls out to family members who are long dead and loses herself in the streets of her childhood yearning for her first love and the city she left behind By her bedside her son Tahar listens to long hidden secrets and stories from her past married while still playing with dolls and widowed for the first time at the age of sixteen Guided by these fragments Tahar vividly conjures his mothers life in post war Morocco unravelling the story of a woman for whom resignation was the only way out Tender and compelling About My Mother maps the beautiful fragile and complex nature of human experience while paying tribute to a remarkable woman and the bond between mother and sonBen Jelloun is arguably Moroccos greatest living author whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion GuardianIn any language in any culture Tahar Ben Jelloun would be a remarkable novelist Sunday TelegraphOne of Moroccos most celebrated and translated writers AsymptoteA traditional storyteller whose tales have the status of myth An important writer Times Literary Supplement Very personal account of his mother s life and decline into dementia but the experience of the last years of life is common to most who have experienced it with their own families and not confined to any one cultureTouching yet comforting You are not aloneHighly recommend this great book from a great author

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About My Mother Free read Ü 100 Since shes been ill Lalla Fatma has become a frail little thing with a faltering memory Lalla Fatma thinks shes in Fez in 1944 where she grew up not in Tangier in 2000 where this story begins She calls out to family members who are long dead and loses herself in the streets of her childhood yearning for her first love and the city she left behind By her bedside her son Tahar listens to long hidden secrets and stories from her past married while still playing with dolls and widowed for the first time at the age of sixteen Guided by these fragments Tahar vividly conjures his mothers life in post war Morocco unravelling the story of a woman for whom resignation was the only way out Tender and compelling About My Mother maps the beautiful fragile and complex nature of human experience while paying tribute to a remarkable woman and the bond between mother and sonBen Jelloun is arguably Moroccos greatest living author whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion GuardianIn any language in any culture Tahar Ben Jelloun would be a remarkable novelist Sunday TelegraphOne of Moroccos most celebrated and translated writers AsymptoteA traditional storyteller whose tales have the status of myth An important writer Times Literary Supplement great

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About My Mother Free read Ü 100 Since shes been ill Lalla Fatma has become a frail little thing with a faltering memory Lalla Fatma thinks shes in Fez in 1944 where she grew up not in Tangier in 2000 where this story begins She calls out to family members who are long dead and loses herself in the streets of her childhood yearning for her first love and the city she left behind By her bedside her son Tahar listens to long hidden secrets and stories from her past married while still playing with dolls and widowed for the first time at the age of sixteen Guided by these fragments Tahar vividly conjures his mothers life in post war Morocco unravelling the story of a woman for whom resignation was the only way out Tender and compelling About My Mother maps the beautiful fragile and complex nature of human experience while paying tribute to a remarkable woman and the bond between mother and sonBen Jelloun is arguably Moroccos greatest living author whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion GuardianIn any language in any culture Tahar Ben Jelloun would be a remarkable novelist Sunday TelegraphOne of Moroccos most celebrated and translated writers AsymptoteA traditional storyteller whose tales have the status of myth An important writer Times Literary Supplement Tahar ben Jelloun wrote one of my all time favourite books This Blinding Absence of Light so when I saw one of his books on offer for Kindle I snapped it up especially as I was about to go to Morocco and thought it would be good to read it in situ The author s mother is elderly and confused She thinks she s a young bride in Fes five decades earlier not an old woman nearing her end in Tangiers Her youngest son the author visits and phones her regularly and recounts her descent into ever greater confusion as her dementia steals her present and pushes her back into her pastIt s beautifully written but it s impossible to read without feeling deeply uncomfortable and dare I say it bored by her repetitive drone of past and present It s very real that she should be rambling but it s very hard to read We re dragged into the author s frustration and sadness but it s not an enjoyable read even when we recognise that the repetition is his reality and his mother s it s still just repetitionI wanted to love it but I couldn t I still want to read of his books but this one is just too personal to the writer and probably better avoided Anybody who has experienced the dementia of a loved one will find it too painful to read Anybody who hasn t will probably prefer not to put themselves through it Tahar Ben Jelloun is a fantastic writer but if you ve not read him before don t start with About my Mother