Tahar Ben Jelloun

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Tahar Ben Jelloun

Tahar Ben Jelloun (Arabic: الطاهر بن جلون?; born in Fes, French protectorate in Morocco, 1 December 1944) is a Moroccan…

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Death

Tahar Ben Jelloun quote : Emigration is no longer …

Emigration is no longer a solution it’s a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they’re knocking on…

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Freedom

Tahar Ben Jelloun quote : New ideas should confront …

New ideas should confront old ideas. We must refer to the example of Europe. People have fought to make Europe…

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Funny

Tahar Ben Jelloun quote : I write about wounds …

I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It’s not very funny, but it’s sincere. My commitment is to…

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Friendship

Tahar Ben Jelloun quote : I love life in …

I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter. Tahar Ben Jelloun

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Friendship

Tahar Ben Jelloun quote : Real friendship like real …

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl. Tahar Ben Jelloun

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Fear

Tahar Ben Jelloun quote : We must have our …

We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall…

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Courage

Tahar Ben Jelloun quote : Intellectuals try to keep …

Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their…

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Change

Tahar Ben Jelloun quote : I came to poetry …

I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that’s not enough to change…

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Beauty

Tahar Ben Jelloun quote : Beauty is first and …

Beauty is first and foremost an emotion. Tahar Ben Jelloun

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