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Amour nomade - Elalamy, Youssouf Amine - ketabook maghreb books - LITERATURE

Elalamy, Youssouf Amine

Amour nomade

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This is a story written entirely with water. It should be read the way one drinks tea, sip by sip, to get the full flavor and avoid burning one's tongue. It opens with some men who spend their lives leaving their home and ends with a woman who attends her own birth. A young woman of great beauty, with a fragrant name and long silken hair. In this story, there's also an old man who never dies, not even towards the end when words are growing scarce. The very first time, we see him sitting under a tree that constantly changes color and never bears the same fruit twice.

Voici une histoire entièrement écrite avec de l’eau. Il faut la lire comme on boit du thé, à petites gorgées, pour en apprécier tout l’arôme et éviter de se brûler la langue. Elle commence avec des hommes qui passent leurs vie à partir et se termine avec une femme qui assiste à sa propre naissance. Une jeune femme d’une grande beauté, avec une longue chevelure en soie et un nom parfumé. Dans cette histoire, il y aussi un vieillard qui ne meurt jamais, pas même vers la fin, quand les mots viennent à manquer. La première fois, on le rencontre assis sous un arbre qui change constamment de couleur et ne donne jamais les mêmes fruits.

The Author
Born in Morocco (Larache) in 1961, professor, writer and visual artist Youssouf Amine Elalamy is the author of 7 books, 5 of which are novels. His books have been translated into languages including English, Spanish, German, Dutch and Greek. Elalamy is the winner of the "Grand Atlas" literature Prize 2001 and "Le Plaisir de lire" Prize 2010 for his novel Les Clandestins (translated into 6 languages). He is also the winner of the first edition of the British Council literature Prize held in 1999 and is the current president of Moroccan PEN.

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