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On a Boat to Tangier

Tahar Ben Jelloun

Translated by Peter Bush

‘He inspected the chest where the snakes slept. There was the viper, quiet, in a deep sleep.’

Tahar Ben Jelloun

Tahar Ben Jelloun is the author of several novels including, The Sacred Night, which received the Prix Goncourt in 1987. His most recent novel is The Rising of the Ashes. He lives in Paris.

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Translated by Peter Bush

Peter Bush is a freelance translator living in Barcelona. His translations from Portuguese include Turbulence by Chico Buarque and Equator by Miguel Sousa Tavares, which was awarded the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for Portuguese Translation. Recently he has translated Ramón del Valle-Inclán's Tyrant Banderas from Spanish, and Teresa Solana's The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Quim Monzo's A Thousand Morons from Catalan.

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