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10 thoughts on “Hongerjaren

  1. Mariel Mariel says:

    My little brother never had a chance to sin All he did was live his illness The old man who had helped to bury him had told me Your brother is with the angels Has he become an angel, perhaps And I, what shall I become A devil, most likely They say the little ones are angels and the big ones are devils, and it s too late for me to be an angel.Paul Bowles didn t translate Mohamed Choukri s book in the literal sense Bowles doesn t know the classical Arabic that For Bread Alone was written i My little brother never had a chance to sin All he did was live his illness The old man who had helped to bury him had told me Your brother is with the angels Has he become an angel, perhaps And I, what shall I become A devil, most likely They say the little ones are angels and the big ones are devils, and it s too late for me to be an angel.Paul Bowles didn t translate Mohamed Choukri s book in the literal sense Bowles doesn t know the classical Arabic that For Bread Alone was written in Choukri and Bowles communicated through colloquial Maghrebi, Spanish and French to get at the meaning and create something out of all of those different words in different tongues Or the same tongues like if you stick it in your cheek, or bite down on it or lizard threaten those assholes who fucked you over According to the introduction by Bowles, his translation was exact if not literal I think it s getting at the meaning like getting up after a fatal wound and not noticing that you re bleeding until someone says, Hey, you re bleeding Look down Motherfucker So I am The bleeding one stalks off to rub their head in some chick s bosom sympathy is nice No, it s not What do they want from me He could gasp from the smothering , or kick a lot of dirt and hope it gets in the offender s eyes some can t breathe from the bit that gets in your own mouth.Choukri s father murder his ill brother They could hear the snapping off his neck from his bedroom that he could not have ever left The mother s favorite son The echo says it should have been you Poverty from the wrong side of the people line Their family are Riffians in Morocco Not one of us They stare and they murmur and you re first in line if someone needs to point fingers someone always needs to point fingers, it seems That wouldn t be so bad if it wasn t for the home life His dad is a psychopath The kind of psychopath that demands devotion just because he s your father He doesn t work, he doesn t help at home, he doesn t do anything I felt a lot this voice inside of Choukri echoing back when he has to stand in front of this life that would tie you to it as if you were its dog If you ever see some poor dog tied to some fence in its own yard and the owner didn t even have the decency to give it some room to move around in And it s Florida and the dog is a husky And you can see it in the dog s eyes that it would bite anyone that came near it For Bread Alone is eating itself hunger, take what you can steal and tell yourself you stole what they ll give you, and try not to think too much about what they want in return and momentary distraction from that is every day.Choukri was illiterate until he was twenty Paul Bowles wrote in his introduction that Choukri bought with his holes of society misery the ability to remember everything as it had happened I got into a bit of an argument with my sister about this when I told her about the theory I stupidly used Truman Capote as an example because she doesn t know who Choukri is My sister considers her own memory to be like the famous total conversational recall that Capote has Uh oh, I think she thought I was talking about her I say no fucking way about her total recall, anyway, because why would she repeat so many things to me In her opinion I have lower than the lowest rat s memory she s said as much many times She started foaming about photographic memory I don t think that s true either Anyway, I agree somewhat with Bowles that Choukri might remember everything because he was illiterate He didn t separate things like rites of passage My own idea to take it a bit further is that he didn t sort into what was important and disregard the rest because he wasn t writing anything down I used Capote as someone who doesn t have a preconceived idea of what is the normal thing to see in a scene and disregard what isn t expected Then again, that may not be true because For Bread Alone is still a memoir for all that I feelthat anger of how things should be, the how dare you spit on me, than the closing lines which begin this review about angels or devils The brother is too reaching to write into the mighty sword when there were so many other cuts I don t believe that the injustice he felt had anything to do with deserved in regards to himself, no matter what he feared the mother said in her heart Angels or devils bah humbug He had no qualms about stealing because he felt owed, right He noticed the prostitutes and criminals he knew and their mutual hey, look I may be bleeding after all It shouldn t be this way Wait, am I no better than they are The blowjob money in his hand whispers Did that mean they took from him The brother was fucking hard So was taking care of his baby sister and then she had to take care of her little brother I lost count of which babies didn t make it There were several He still had to drag his butt home and do for her when he would rather get high in the cafe where he worked morning to past midnight and swallow down that his father stole his paychecks Life sucks injustices rather than a plot or even a death plot moral of the story, I say It s only a story in what you tell yourself My feeling is that Choukri told himself all of the time that he was getting fucked over and he resented that as well he should.Choukri says that he would have rather been a prisoner in Tetuan than free in Oran I don t know if I believe that it wasn t because of the beautiful young boy he attempted to force himself on that reminds me of a Paul Bowles story, actually Choukri denies homosexuality a lot It is something to be avoided time and time again in the book After he has prostituted himself, no less I thought about Klaus Kinski s autobiography Kinski Uncut a lot when reading For Bread Alone The bravado was kindred spirit Not just because they spend a whole lot of the books in pursuit of women if you believe them they getass than any toilet seat in their respective countries and feeling ostracized I m three starring this, despite it being a good book, because it is exhausting to go along with something I see through for so long I got the gist after the first dozen women, honest The bravado may have been for Paul Bowles s sake I have no way of knowing what the original work is like I had a feeling of trying to impress someone with all of the sex and the bad ass stealing Kinski s book had that too I think I liked better when the frustration about how things had to be poked through than look naked girls Were there really that many willing young women in Morocco back then Or now Some chick my sister knows went to Morocco with her then boyfriend She wasn t allowed to meet his family or leave the tourist side because of the provocative way she dresses I guess it could have been a coping method same as anything else It s just tiring for me to read about so long because I m a sensitive bastard It s lonely being a sensitive bastard when other people are so good at standing on the table tops and ignoring their bruises.Choukri wrote another book about his experiences hanging out with Jean Genet while he was in Tangier there s another about Tennessee Williams That smy pain and poetry speed Never tear your eyes away and you could see every last drop as they rise to the surface I ve been pining a bit for Genet these days because so many of the other authors I ve been reading are stoically restrained I start to feel like such an unbearable freak when I see how others are able to move about between all of these other bleeding bodies as if they all belong there together He seemed too good at being able to use other people Genet held up dreams to eat like I do and Choukri would consume beauty without tasting it I don t really think Choukri feels that way, though But his book comes off that way cause of the acting I don t know I kind of feel like Bowles and Choukri did a good thing here and then hid Was the hiding the truth of it or is it just some memoir thing I wonder if his other books are like this He learned to read and became a poet for some reason, right Why am I so harsh on memoirs It can t be possible to get it all right.P.s Yo mama jokes will get the ever loving shit beat out of you in Morocco Don t do it unless you re really bad ass I double dare ya.P.s.s I am not in love with Morocco Paul Bowles is lying if he says that I hear their grounds whispering I hear it shouldn t be that way under breath See the pained expression beneath the funeral shroud It s a prison to run away and mutter about how fucked over you were like when little me hid in hay stacks in Alabama Not in love I m sure it s lovely but I m not singing in the chorus of who fits in The lay of the land is a road made from kicking the dirt too many times P.s.s.3 I wonder what all of those reviews written in Arabic say Think they said same as me There s a lot of two stars


  2. Геллее Салахов Авбакар Геллее Салахов Авбакар says:

    Disclosure I get a copy of this nice piece of Arabic literature during my stay in the Kingdom of Morocco, I bought it from the Central library of Casablanca.My Plot In fact it was an amazing piece of art written in combination with Arabic and Moroccan standard Arabic Actually it was all about the hard life that the Author had lead during his live with the French people during the so called protectorate period In fact the description of the environment that the Author has practiced was all nega Disclosure I get a copy of this nice piece of Arabic literature during my stay in the Kingdom of Morocco, I bought it from the Central library of Casablanca.My Plot In fact it was an amazing piece of art written in combination with Arabic and Moroccan standard Arabic Actually it was all about the hard life that the Author had lead during his live with the French people during the so called protectorate period In fact the description of the environment that the Author has practiced was all negative People living in hunger, going around the dirt and rubbish, It was all going negative with the life of this Author, the story also contains some aspects of his adulthood, when he was working the Caf of this Rif Master There was a depiction of nuisance that the older leads toward the younger, the ignorance that lives inside the mind of every person, Actually I feel sorry for these people who lived in a hard condition.The story include some contradiction between the French people life and the Aborigines of the country, I would really enjoy the flow of the events but I don t believe actually the historical fact already I am not fun of History at all, because there is no truth in it.Positive and Negative aspects As already stated, there is no Truth inside the Arab history in General, everyone make history to his own attention and profit But it is worth enough to say that the story really amaze me It was realistic in all it s aspects with a portray of the writer going to the Brothel with his friend Tafartiti all these literary steps makes me live the same life of the Author But what annoys me was the true portray of something creepy like having a dead chicken from the rubbish or revealing the sexual intercourse that his father made with his mother during the pregnancy period My Personal reaction The book in fact made me feel sad, because these persons inside the story really taste a hard life even in there proper country In fact it was a nice attempt to portrays the life inside you, but all in all, it was amazing to the last extent As Americans say, it wasOK RecommendationsI recommend this book to persons who already have enough mind to look for the story and life of the novel s writer, I don t recommend it persons under 18 Years who would get excited with the nature of the events inside the book


  3. Calzean Calzean says:

    An autobiographic type novel telling the life of Mohamed from the Rif mountains of Morocco during the late 40s and early 50s His father is a drunk, unemployed and viscous he kills one of Mohamed s brothers.Mohamed then lives a life on the streets He drinks, takes drugs and has a high sex drive which is relieved by various prostitutes.He earns money from labouring, petty crime and prostituting himself He only has his body, health and youth on his side.This is a brutal tale of a young man who An autobiographic type novel telling the life of Mohamed from the Rif mountains of Morocco during the late 40s and early 50s His father is a drunk, unemployed and viscous he kills one of Mohamed s brothers.Mohamed then lives a life on the streets He drinks, takes drugs and has a high sex drive which is relieved by various prostitutes.He earns money from labouring, petty crime and prostituting himself He only has his body, health and youth on his side.This is a brutal tale of a young man who sees no future, has little hope, few friends, no legal standing and is illiterate At the end of the book he decides to learn to read and write.How I wish I could have read the book in it s original Arabic form


  4. Ayoub Elgouriani Ayoub Elgouriani says:

    I can t finish this book It s not what I ve been expecting I don t see what is soo special about this book to make it that famous all I can see is a junkie talking about his sexual fantasies that can never endmaybe I should finish it before saying this. I just can t do thatit s not worth the effort


  5. Einas Alhamali Einas Alhamali says:

    How messy


  6. Rami Hamze Rami Hamze says:

    Autobiography of Moroccan author Mohamed Choukri events are so real, painful and intense that leaves you baffled that it is a true story rather than a fiction Apparently, the book is a controversial one that was published in French and English before Arabic and which was banned in morocco for over 20 years and in Egypt banned from AUC curriculum by the former president Mubarak note that the author only learnt to read and write after age of 20 and became an author thereafter


  7. Hamza El Moussaoui Hamza El Moussaoui says:

    i finished this book in one setting, you cant really stop reading, from shocking event to another, the among of honesty in this book is scary, Mohamad speaks about things we cant even speak about them to ourselves


  8. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant says:

    Basically just a guy hanging out and getting laid Pretty cool


  9. Yasmine Abdelhai Yasmine Abdelhai says:

    in the words of the American playwright Tennessee Williams as A true document of human desperation, shattering in its impact.


  10. Iuli Iuli says:

    It s like Orwell s Down and Out on steroids The honesty of the brutal existence he lived in is masterfully narrated.


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Hongerjaren [PDF / Epub] ✅ Hongerjaren By Mohamed Choukri – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Hongerjaren is het autobiografische verhaal van Mohammed Choukri dat met rauw realisme laat zien hoe het is om te leven aan de onderkant van de Marokkaanse samenleving Bij verschijning in Marokko zo Hongerjaren is het autobiografische verhaal van Mohammed Choukri dat met rauw realisme laat zien hoe het is om te leven aan de onderkant van de Marokkaanse samenleving Bij verschijning in Marokko zorgde dit boek voor een schandaal en werd het zelfs totverboden Wanneer werkloosheid en honger de familie Choukri uit hun geboortestreek drijft, moet Mohammed eenmaal in de grote stad aangekomen het gezin in leven houden Voor hem volgen jaren met honger, mishandeling, jongensprostitutie en diefstal In de strijd om te overleven is alles geoorloofd en bieden alleen drank, drugs en seks enige verlichting Mohammed Choukri heeft met Hongerjaren een indrukwekkend en onthullend verhaal geschreven over de verschrikkingen en beproevingen die hij in zijn leven heeft moeten doorstaan Hongerjaren zal de tand des tijds zeker nog enige decennia weerstaan als een unieke getuigenis van het leven aan de onderkant van de Marokkaanse samenleving in de jaren vijftig van de vorige eeuw.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
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  • 05 March 2019

About the Author: Mohamed Choukri

Mohamed Choukri Arabic , born on July , and died on November , , was a Moroccan author and novelist who is best known for his internationally acclaimed autobiography For Bread Alone al Khubz al Hafi , which was described by the American playwright Tennessee Williams as A true document of human desperation, shattering in its impactChoukri was born in , in Ayt Chiker Ayt Ciker, hence his adopted family name Choukri Cikri , a small village in the Rif mountains, in the Nador province He was raised in a very poor family He ran away from his tyrannical father and became a homeless child living in the poor neighborhoods of Tangier, surrounded by misery, prostitution, violence and drug abuse At the age of , he decided to learn how to read and write and became later a schoolteacher His family name Choukri is connected to the name Ayt Chiker which is the Berber tribe cluster he belonged to before fleeing hunger to Tangiers It is most likely that he adopted this name later in Tangiers, because in the rural Rif family names were rarely registeredIn the s, in the cosmopolitan Tangier, he met Paul Bowles, Jean Genet and Tennessee Williams His first writing was published in in Al adab, monthly review of Beirut, a novel entitled Al Unf ala al shati Violence on the Beach International success came with the English translation of Al khoubz Al Hafi For Bread Alone, Telegram Books by Paul Bowles in The book was be translated to French by Tahar Ben Jelloun in ditions Masp ro , published in Arabic in and censored in Morocco from to The book would later be translated into other languagesHis main works are his autobiographic trilogy, beginning with For Bread Alone, followed by Zaman Al Akhta aw Al Shouttar Time of Mistakes or Streetwise, Telegram Books and finally Faces He also wrote collections of short stories in the s s Majnoun Al Ward, Madman of the roses, Al Khaima, The Tent, Likewise, he is known for his accounts of his encounters with the writers Paul Bowles, Jean Genet and Tennessee Williams Jean Genet and Tennessee Williams in Tangier, , Jean Genet in Tangier, , Jean Genet, suite and end, , Paul Bowles Le Reclus de Tanger, See also In Tangier , Telegram Books for all three in one volumeMohamed Choukri died on November , from cancer at the military hospital of Rabat and was buried at the Marshan cemetery in Tangier on November , with the audience of the Minister of Culture, numerous government officials, personalities and the spokesman of the King of Morocco Before he died, Choukri created a foundation, Mohamed Choukri president, Mohamed Acha ri , owning his copyrights, his manuscripts and personal writings.


10 thoughts on “Hongerjaren

  1. Mariel Mariel says:

    My little brother never had a chance to sin All he did was live his illness The old man who had helped to bury him had told me Your brother is with the angels Has he become an angel, perhaps And I, what shall I become A devil, most likely They say the little ones are angels and the big ones are devils, and it s too late for me to be an angel.Paul Bowles didn t translate Mohamed Choukri s book in the literal sense Bowles doesn t know the classical Arabic that For Bread Alone was written i My little brother never had a chance to sin All he did was live his illness The old man who had helped to bury him had told me Your brother is with the angels Has he become an angel, perhaps And I, what shall I become A devil, most likely They say the little ones are angels and the big ones are devils, and it s too late for me to be an angel.Paul Bowles didn t translate Mohamed Choukri s book in the literal sense Bowles doesn t know the classical Arabic that For Bread Alone was written in Choukri and Bowles communicated through colloquial Maghrebi, Spanish and French to get at the meaning and create something out of all of those different words in different tongues Or the same tongues like if you stick it in your cheek, or bite down on it or lizard threaten those assholes who fucked you over According to the introduction by Bowles, his translation was exact if not literal I think it s getting at the meaning like getting up after a fatal wound and not noticing that you re bleeding until someone says, Hey, you re bleeding Look down Motherfucker So I am The bleeding one stalks off to rub their head in some chick s bosom sympathy is nice No, it s not What do they want from me He could gasp from the smothering , or kick a lot of dirt and hope it gets in the offender s eyes some can t breathe from the bit that gets in your own mouth.Choukri s father murder his ill brother They could hear the snapping off his neck from his bedroom that he could not have ever left The mother s favorite son The echo says it should have been you Poverty from the wrong side of the people line Their family are Riffians in Morocco Not one of us They stare and they murmur and you re first in line if someone needs to point fingers someone always needs to point fingers, it seems That wouldn t be so bad if it wasn t for the home life His dad is a psychopath The kind of psychopath that demands devotion just because he s your father He doesn t work, he doesn t help at home, he doesn t do anything I felt a lot this voice inside of Choukri echoing back when he has to stand in front of this life that would tie you to it as if you were its dog If you ever see some poor dog tied to some fence in its own yard and the owner didn t even have the decency to give it some room to move around in And it s Florida and the dog is a husky And you can see it in the dog s eyes that it would bite anyone that came near it For Bread Alone is eating itself hunger, take what you can steal and tell yourself you stole what they ll give you, and try not to think too much about what they want in return and momentary distraction from that is every day.Choukri was illiterate until he was twenty Paul Bowles wrote in his introduction that Choukri bought with his holes of society misery the ability to remember everything as it had happened I got into a bit of an argument with my sister about this when I told her about the theory I stupidly used Truman Capote as an example because she doesn t know who Choukri is My sister considers her own memory to be like the famous total conversational recall that Capote has Uh oh, I think she thought I was talking about her I say no fucking way about her total recall, anyway, because why would she repeat so many things to me In her opinion I have lower than the lowest rat s memory she s said as much many times She started foaming about photographic memory I don t think that s true either Anyway, I agree somewhat with Bowles that Choukri might remember everything because he was illiterate He didn t separate things like rites of passage My own idea to take it a bit further is that he didn t sort into what was important and disregard the rest because he wasn t writing anything down I used Capote as someone who doesn t have a preconceived idea of what is the normal thing to see in a scene and disregard what isn t expected Then again, that may not be true because For Bread Alone is still a memoir for all that I feelthat anger of how things should be, the how dare you spit on me, than the closing lines which begin this review about angels or devils The brother is too reaching to write into the mighty sword when there were so many other cuts I don t believe that the injustice he felt had anything to do with deserved in regards to himself, no matter what he feared the mother said in her heart Angels or devils bah humbug He had no qualms about stealing because he felt owed, right He noticed the prostitutes and criminals he knew and their mutual hey, look I may be bleeding after all It shouldn t be this way Wait, am I no better than they are The blowjob money in his hand whispers Did that mean they took from him The brother was fucking hard So was taking care of his baby sister and then she had to take care of her little brother I lost count of which babies didn t make it There were several He still had to drag his butt home and do for her when he would rather get high in the cafe where he worked morning to past midnight and swallow down that his father stole his paychecks Life sucks injustices rather than a plot or even a death plot moral of the story, I say It s only a story in what you tell yourself My feeling is that Choukri told himself all of the time that he was getting fucked over and he resented that as well he should.Choukri says that he would have rather been a prisoner in Tetuan than free in Oran I don t know if I believe that it wasn t because of the beautiful young boy he attempted to force himself on that reminds me of a Paul Bowles story, actually Choukri denies homosexuality a lot It is something to be avoided time and time again in the book After he has prostituted himself, no less I thought about Klaus Kinski s autobiography Kinski Uncut a lot when reading For Bread Alone The bravado was kindred spirit Not just because they spend a whole lot of the books in pursuit of women if you believe them they getass than any toilet seat in their respective countries and feeling ostracized I m three starring this, despite it being a good book, because it is exhausting to go along with something I see through for so long I got the gist after the first dozen women, honest The bravado may have been for Paul Bowles s sake I have no way of knowing what the original work is like I had a feeling of trying to impress someone with all of the sex and the bad ass stealing Kinski s book had that too I think I liked better when the frustration about how things had to be poked through than look naked girls Were there really that many willing young women in Morocco back then Or now Some chick my sister knows went to Morocco with her then boyfriend She wasn t allowed to meet his family or leave the tourist side because of the provocative way she dresses I guess it could have been a coping method same as anything else It s just tiring for me to read about so long because I m a sensitive bastard It s lonely being a sensitive bastard when other people are so good at standing on the table tops and ignoring their bruises.Choukri wrote another book about his experiences hanging out with Jean Genet while he was in Tangier there s another about Tennessee Williams That smy pain and poetry speed Never tear your eyes away and you could see every last drop as they rise to the surface I ve been pining a bit for Genet these days because so many of the other authors I ve been reading are stoically restrained I start to feel like such an unbearable freak when I see how others are able to move about between all of these other bleeding bodies as if they all belong there together He seemed too good at being able to use other people Genet held up dreams to eat like I do and Choukri would consume beauty without tasting it I don t really think Choukri feels that way, though But his book comes off that way cause of the acting I don t know I kind of feel like Bowles and Choukri did a good thing here and then hid Was the hiding the truth of it or is it just some memoir thing I wonder if his other books are like this He learned to read and became a poet for some reason, right Why am I so harsh on memoirs It can t be possible to get it all right.P.s Yo mama jokes will get the ever loving shit beat out of you in Morocco Don t do it unless you re really bad ass I double dare ya.P.s.s I am not in love with Morocco Paul Bowles is lying if he says that I hear their grounds whispering I hear it shouldn t be that way under breath See the pained expression beneath the funeral shroud It s a prison to run away and mutter about how fucked over you were like when little me hid in hay stacks in Alabama Not in love I m sure it s lovely but I m not singing in the chorus of who fits in The lay of the land is a road made from kicking the dirt too many times P.s.s.3 I wonder what all of those reviews written in Arabic say Think they said same as me There s a lot of two stars

  2. Геллее Салахов Авбакар Геллее Салахов Авбакар says:

    Disclosure I get a copy of this nice piece of Arabic literature during my stay in the Kingdom of Morocco, I bought it from the Central library of Casablanca.My Plot In fact it was an amazing piece of art written in combination with Arabic and Moroccan standard Arabic Actually it was all about the hard life that the Author had lead during his live with the French people during the so called protectorate period In fact the description of the environment that the Author has practiced was all nega Disclosure I get a copy of this nice piece of Arabic literature during my stay in the Kingdom of Morocco, I bought it from the Central library of Casablanca.My Plot In fact it was an amazing piece of art written in combination with Arabic and Moroccan standard Arabic Actually it was all about the hard life that the Author had lead during his live with the French people during the so called protectorate period In fact the description of the environment that the Author has practiced was all negative People living in hunger, going around the dirt and rubbish, It was all going negative with the life of this Author, the story also contains some aspects of his adulthood, when he was working the Caf of this Rif Master There was a depiction of nuisance that the older leads toward the younger, the ignorance that lives inside the mind of every person, Actually I feel sorry for these people who lived in a hard condition.The story include some contradiction between the French people life and the Aborigines of the country, I would really enjoy the flow of the events but I don t believe actually the historical fact already I am not fun of History at all, because there is no truth in it.Positive and Negative aspects As already stated, there is no Truth inside the Arab history in General, everyone make history to his own attention and profit But it is worth enough to say that the story really amaze me It was realistic in all it s aspects with a portray of the writer going to the Brothel with his friend Tafartiti all these literary steps makes me live the same life of the Author But what annoys me was the true portray of something creepy like having a dead chicken from the rubbish or revealing the sexual intercourse that his father made with his mother during the pregnancy period My Personal reaction The book in fact made me feel sad, because these persons inside the story really taste a hard life even in there proper country In fact it was a nice attempt to portrays the life inside you, but all in all, it was amazing to the last extent As Americans say, it wasOK RecommendationsI recommend this book to persons who already have enough mind to look for the story and life of the novel s writer, I don t recommend it persons under 18 Years who would get excited with the nature of the events inside the book

  3. Calzean Calzean says:

    An autobiographic type novel telling the life of Mohamed from the Rif mountains of Morocco during the late 40s and early 50s His father is a drunk, unemployed and viscous he kills one of Mohamed s brothers.Mohamed then lives a life on the streets He drinks, takes drugs and has a high sex drive which is relieved by various prostitutes.He earns money from labouring, petty crime and prostituting himself He only has his body, health and youth on his side.This is a brutal tale of a young man who An autobiographic type novel telling the life of Mohamed from the Rif mountains of Morocco during the late 40s and early 50s His father is a drunk, unemployed and viscous he kills one of Mohamed s brothers.Mohamed then lives a life on the streets He drinks, takes drugs and has a high sex drive which is relieved by various prostitutes.He earns money from labouring, petty crime and prostituting himself He only has his body, health and youth on his side.This is a brutal tale of a young man who sees no future, has little hope, few friends, no legal standing and is illiterate At the end of the book he decides to learn to read and write.How I wish I could have read the book in it s original Arabic form

  4. Ayoub Elgouriani Ayoub Elgouriani says:

    I can t finish this book It s not what I ve been expecting I don t see what is soo special about this book to make it that famous all I can see is a junkie talking about his sexual fantasies that can never endmaybe I should finish it before saying this. I just can t do thatit s not worth the effort

  5. Einas Alhamali Einas Alhamali says:

    How messy

  6. Rami Hamze Rami Hamze says:

    Autobiography of Moroccan author Mohamed Choukri events are so real, painful and intense that leaves you baffled that it is a true story rather than a fiction Apparently, the book is a controversial one that was published in French and English before Arabic and which was banned in morocco for over 20 years and in Egypt banned from AUC curriculum by the former president Mubarak note that the author only learnt to read and write after age of 20 and became an author thereafter

  7. Hamza El Moussaoui Hamza El Moussaoui says:

    i finished this book in one setting, you cant really stop reading, from shocking event to another, the among of honesty in this book is scary, Mohamad speaks about things we cant even speak about them to ourselves

  8. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant says:

    Basically just a guy hanging out and getting laid Pretty cool

  9. Yasmine Abdelhai Yasmine Abdelhai says:

    in the words of the American playwright Tennessee Williams as A true document of human desperation, shattering in its impact.

  10. Iuli Iuli says:

    It s like Orwell s Down and Out on steroids The honesty of the brutal existence he lived in is masterfully narrated.

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