Rue du Retour

By Abdellatif Laabi

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Middle East /Travel

Translated from the French by Jacqueline Kaye
Foreword by Breyten Breytenbach
Introduction by Victor Reinking

The Moroccan poet's timeless meditation on freedom and the story of his return from eight years of prison to normal life.

The introduction by Maghreb scholar Victor Reinking and preface by fellow poet Breyten Breytenbach help readers to understand the book in its own time, as well as in the wider context of Middle Eastern narrative and universal traditions of prison meditation.

"Powerful"
AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW

"A stunning mosaic of memoirs, letters and stories of his journey back to freedom."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"This intense prose poem often attains a hallucinatory fervor"
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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RUE DU RETOUR

ISBN 0-930523-62-2 Pbk US $9.95 /UK 5.95

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