For Bread Alone

“A actual tale of human desperation, shattering in its impact.”—Tennessee Williams

Driven by way of famine from their domestic within the Rif, Mohamed’s family members walks to Tangiers looking for a greater existence. yet his father is not able to discover paintings and grows violent. Mohamed learns the right way to appeal and thieve. in the course of a brief spell in a dirty Moroccan penal complex, a fellow inmate kindles his life-altering love of poetry.

The special author Paul Bowles, probably top identified for his novel The Sheltering Sky, collaborated heavily with Mohamed Choukri at the translation of For Bread Alone, and penned the introduction.

Show description

Quick preview of For Bread Alone PDF

Similar Africa books

I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation

Scarred by means of many years of clash and profession, the craggy African kingdom of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla battle. The dogged selection that secured victory opposed to Ethiopia, its monstrous neighbor, is woven into the nationwide psyche, the made from cynical overseas interventions.

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel

The Poisonwood Bible is a narrative informed by way of the spouse and 4 daughters of Nathan fee, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his relations and undertaking to the Belgian Congo in 1959. they create with them every thing they suspect they are going to desire from domestic, yet quickly locate that every one of it—from backyard seeds to Scripture—is calamitously reworked on African soil.

Maps

This primary novel in Nuruddin Farah's Blood within the solar trilogy tells the tale of Askar, a guy coming of age within the turmoil of recent Africa. together with his father a sufferer of the bloody Ethiopian civil struggle and his mom loss of life the day of his start, Askar is taken in and raised via a girl named Misra amid the scandal, gossip, and formality of a small African village.

The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

In an open cart Elspeth Huxley trigger along with her mom and dad to commute to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they outfitted a home of grass, ate off a damask fabric unfold over packing instances, and discovered—the not easy way—the international of the African. With a unprecedented reward for element and a prepared humorousness, Huxley recollects her early life at the small farm at a time whilst Europeans waged their fortunes on a land that was once as harsh because it was once attractive.

Extra resources for For Bread Alone

Show sample text content

Speedy, he acknowledged. I climbed out first. glance! The boy’s relocating. He’s nonetheless alive! Hurry! El Kebdani pulled me by means of the arm. do you need them to get us too? We observed the 3 policemen working down the Siaghines. And we ran down the Calle el Mansour. midway down the hill el Kebdani stopped. Wait a minute. I’ve obtained to piss. I felt the necessity, too. As we stood there leaning opposed to the door of a store, humans got here working by way of. sooner than us within the Saqqaya we observed a tender guy lurching alongside, leaning seriously to the best below the burden of the bag he used to be wearing. We’re in good fortune, stated el Kebdani. Here’s Qaabil. We’ll choose him as much as his shack at Sidi Bouknadel. El Kebdani had frequently spoken approximately Qaabil and the way he had labored for him as a cargador. Is that the smuggler you advised me approximately? I stated. the person who has quite a bit funds? That’s the single. He’s acquired adequate to bury you and me from head to foot. He doesn’t glance as though he had 100 pesetas on the earth, I instructed him. The little sq. was once empty of individuals. sometimes a couple of males ran throughout it in a single course or one other. Qaabil! cried el Kebdani. Qaabil stopped strolling and set the bag down at the pavement. the place are you going? el Kebdani requested him. To the shack. Come on with me. Sallafa’s there with Bouchra. I’ve shaved the soiled bitch’s hair and eyebrows. Qaabil and that i carried the bag among us as we climbed the stairs towards Amrah. What’s happening? el Kebdani requested him. I don’t recognize. whilst I got here out of the bodega there has been loads of working round. I didn’t see whatever extra. Didn’t you listen the photographs? I heard a number of, yet they have been a ways off, and that i couldn’t discover what used to be taking place. The police are capturing on the Moroccans, stated el Kebdani. What for? It’s the 30th of March. And what are the Moroccans struggling with with? requested Qaabil. Rocks. What do you predict them to struggle with? Are there many useless? They’re taking pictures at each person they see, if he’s a Moroccan. A voice from at the back of us shouted: transparent the best way! a guy used to be sporting a wounded good friend on his again, whereas a 3rd walked in the back of. Who’s the pal with you? Qaabil requested el Kebdani. What does he do? He used to promote soup and fish on the street, and he labored at a cafe within the Zoco de Fuera. Qaabil’s shack was once outfitted on the very fringe of the excessive cliffs above the Sidi Bouknadel seashore. one among its doorways opened onto the cliff. the opposite gave onto an alley that led downward towards Amrah. It used to be a true smuggler’s shack. once we went in, Sallafa was once groaning a track of Farid el Atrache’s: disregard him who forgets you, and don’t remorse his loss. Her hair and eyebrows were cleanly shaved with a razor, in order that now she gave the look of a good-looking boy. She wore a light-weight, black and white striped zigdoun. Bouchra was once stretched out at the divan in a pink and gold brocade caftan with a gauzy dfin over it. She had a sebsi in her hand. the women placed me in brain of the 3 days I had spent with Abdeslam and Sebtaoui at Sida Aziza’s condo, again in Tetuan. I had one thousand pesetas in my pocket at the moment, i presumed. And this present day, holes in my wallet and no paintings.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.85 of 5 – based on 11 votes