This Blinding Absence of Light - Tahar Ben Jelloun Reviews
Description:ISBN 0141022825 / Genre: Biography. True account of a group of men held for 20 years in an underground Moroccan prison.
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~Forgotten History~ In 1971 a group of army officers staged an unsuccessful attempted coup d'etat against the Moroccan king Hassan II during his 42nd birthday party at one of his palaces. Over a hundred people died at the scene but the king escaped. Whilst I know little about the king, I spent some time in the mid 1980s with some Moroccan students in France who hated the man with a passion but were mostly reluctant to go into too much detail (not that my schoolgirl French would have helped me very much). As is shown by the abuse described in This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun, and has been clearly confirmed by revelations resulting from events ... Read the complete review