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DUNE SONG

Anissa Bouziane

  • Original Title: LE CHANT DE LA DUNE
  • Publication date: January 2017
  • Publisher: Éditions Le Fennec
  • Country: MA
  • 264 print pages
  • Drama

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: Morocco, United States
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Identity crisis, Initiation journey, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Discriminations, Violence, Terrorism, War and other conflicts, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Multiculturalism, CHARACTERS, Minorities, Double identity, Facing failure, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Exile

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The life of a young Muslim-American woman in New York City is turned upside down in the days after 9/11. In the wake of virulent anti-Muslim sentiment and with her version of the American Dream slipping away, she must answer fundamental questions about who she is.

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Translation rights sold: UK, France

Winner of the Special Jury Prize of the Prix Littéraire Sofitel Tour Blanche in 2017

Born in the US to a Moroccan father and a French mother, Anissa Bouziane is a writer, filmmaker, and teacher. She has been working on issues of the divide between East and West for more than 20 years. LE CHANT DE LA DUNE (Dune Song) is her debut novel.

Summary

The story of a young Muslim-American woman in New York City whose life is turned upside down in the days after September 11th, and who in the wake of virulent anti-Muslim sentiment and with her version of the American Dream slipping away, must answer fundamental questions about who she is and what direction her life will take.

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