The Pillar of Salt by Albert Memmi

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Originally published in 1955, The Pillar of Salt the semi-autobiographical novel about a young boy growing up in French colonized Tunisia. To gain access to privileged French society, he must reject his many identities – Jew, Arab, and African. But, on the eve of World War II, he is forced to come to terms with his loyalties and his past 

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Albert Memmi was born in Tunis in 1920. He has taught philosophy both in Tunis and Paris. Professor of English and Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, Homi K. Bhabha is the author of The Location of Culture.
Published May 31, 2013 by Plunkett Lake Press. 352 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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This reads like an autobiographical novel, as the author writes a first person narrative of a native North African Jew, one Mordekhai Alexander Benillouche, from earliest memories to sometime in his twenties.

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