A RARE BLUE BIRD FLIES WITH ME BY. Youssef Fadel TRANS. Jonathan Smolin

Product code: 9789774167546 HOOPOE FICTION MOROCCO
  • April 15th 2016
  • £8.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9789774167546

Spring, 1990. After years of searching in vain, a stranger passes a scrap of paper to Zina. It’s from Aziz: the man who vanished the day after their wedding almost two decades ago.
It propels Zina on a final quest for a secret desert jail in southern Morocco, where her husband crouches in despair, dreaming of his former life.
Fadel pays powerful testament to a terrible period in Morocco’s history, known as ‘the years of cinders and lead,’ and masterfully evokes the suffering inflicted on those who supported the failed coup against King Hassan II in 1972.


"Events progress rapidly and with the acute tension of a detective novel"—Leah Caldwell, The National

"A masterful history of modern Morocco."—BookShy Blog

"[Fadel is] a valued asset of modern Moroccan literature."—Aujourd'hui le Maroc

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Product Code 9789774167546 HOOPOE FICTION MOROCCO
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