The Honor of the Tribe. by Rachid Mimouni

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Published January 1, 1989 by William Morrow.
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The pious, minuscule, barely noticeable Algerian village of Zitouna, home to not much more than groves of eucalyptus and histories of one group subjugating another (first local bandits named the Roumis, then the French colonizers), finds its existence threatened when one of its own black sheep--a...

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The Algerian author, whose previous books have been published in French, presents the evils, hypocrisies and sexual mores of the doomed village--and their resonance throughout conservative Islam--with no more than the merest breath of irony, and never allows us to find these values, or the commun...

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