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الخبز الحافي [PDF / Epub] ☉ الخبز الحافي By Mohamed Choukri – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Hongerjaren is het autobiografische verhaal van Mohammed Choukri 1935 2003 dat met rauw realisme laat zien hoe het is om te leven aan de onderkant van de Marokkaanse samenleving Bij verschijning in Ma Hongerjaren is het autobiografische verhaal van Mohammed Choukri dat met rauw realisme laat zien hoe het is om te leven aan de onderkant van de Marokkaanse samenleving Bij verschijning in Marokko zorgde dit boek voor een schandaal en werd het zelfs tot verboden Wanneer werkloosheid en honger de familie Choukri uit hun geboortestreek drijft moet Mohammed eenmaal in de grote stad aangekomen het gezin in leven houden Voor hem volgen jaren met honger mishandeling jongensprostitutie en diefstal In de strijd om te overleven is alles geoorloofd en bieden alleen drank drugs en seks enige verlichting Mohammed Choukri heeft met Hongerjaren een indrukwekkend en onthullend verhaal geschreven over de verschrikkingen en beproevingen die hij in zijn leven heeft moeten doorstaan' Hongerjaren zal de tand des tijds zeker nog enige decennia weerstaan als een unieke getuigenis van het leven aan de onderkant van de Marokkaanse samenleving in de jaren vijftig van de vorige eeuw'.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 189 pages
  • الخبز الحافي
  • Mohamed Choukri
  • Dutch
  • 15 June 2015

About the Author: Mohamed Choukri

محمد شكريMohamed Choukri Arabic محمد شكري born on July and died on November was a Moroccan author and novelist who is best known for his internationally acclaimed autobiography For Bread Alone al Khubz al Hafi which was described by the American playwright Tennessee Williams as 'A true document of human desperation shattering in its impact'Choukri was born in in Ayt Chiker Ayt Ciker hence his adopted family name Choukri Cikri a small village in the Rif mountains in the Nador province He was raised in a very poor family He ran away from his tyrannical father and became a homeless child living in the poor neighborhoods of Tangier surrounded by misery prostitution violence and drug abuse At the age of he decided to learn how to read and write and became later a schoolteacher His family name Choukri is connected to the name Ayt Chiker which is the Berber tribe cluster he belonged to before fleeing hunger to Tangiers It is most likely that he adopted this name later in Tangiers because in the rural Rif family names were rarely registeredIn the s in the cosmopolitan Tangier he met Paul Bowles Jean Genet and Tennessee Williams His first writing was published in in Al adab monthly review of Beirut a novel entitled Al Unf ala al shati Violence on the Beach International success came with the English translation of Al khoubz Al Hafi For Bread Alone Telegram Books by Paul Bowles in The book was be translated to French by Tahar Ben Jelloun in éditions Maspéro published in Arabic in and censored in Morocco from to The book would later be translated into other languagesHis main works are his autobiographic trilogy beginning with For Bread Alone followed by Zaman Al Akhtaâ aw Al Shouttar Time of Mistakes or Streetwise Telegram Books and finally Faces He also wrote collections of short stories in the ss Majnoun Al Ward Madman of the roses ; Al Khaima The Tent Likewise he is known for his accounts of his encounters with the writers Paul Bowles Jean Genet and Tennessee Williams Jean Genet and Tennessee Williams in Tangier Jean Genet in Tangier Jean Genet suite and end Paul Bowles Le Reclus de Tanger See also 'In Tangier' Telegram Books for all three in one volumeMohamed Choukri died on November from cancer at the military hospital of Rabat and was buried at the Marshan cemetery in Tangier on November with the audience of the Minister of Culture numerous government officials personalities and the spokesman of the King of Morocco Before he died Choukri created a foundation Mohamed Choukri president Mohamed Achaâri owning his copyrights his manuscripts and personal writings.

10 thoughts on “الخبز الحافي

  1. Mariel Mariel says:

    My little brother never had a chance to sin All he did was live his illness The old man who had helped to bury him had told me Your brother is with the angels Has he become an angel perhaps? And I what shall I become? A devil most likely They say the little ones are angels and the big ones are devils and it's too late for me to be an angelPaul Bowles didn't translate Mohamed Choukri's book in the literal sense Bowles doesn't know the classical Arabic that For Bread Alone was written in Choukri and Bowles communicated through collouial Maghrebi Spanish and French to get at the meaning and create something out of all of those different words in different tongues Or the same tongues like if you stick it in your cheek or bite down on it or lizard threaten those assholes who fucked you over According to the introduction by Bowles his translation was exact if not literal I think it's getting at the meaning like getting up after a fatal wound and not noticing that you're bleeding until someone says Hey you're bleeding Look down Motherfucker So I am The bleeding one stalks off to rub their head in some chick's bosom sympathy is nice No it's not What do they want from me? He could gasp from the smothering or kick a lot of dirt and hope it gets in the offender's eyes some can't breathe from the bit that gets in your own mouthChoukri's father murder his ill brother They could hear the snapping off his neck from his bedroom that he could not have ever left The mother's favorite son The echo says it should have been you Poverty from the wrong side of the people line Their family are Riffians in Morocco Not one of us They stare and they murmur and you're first in line if someone needs to point fingers someone always needs to point fingers it seems That wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the home life His dad is a psychopath The kind of psychopath that demands devotion just because he's your father He doesn't work he doesn't help at home he doesn't do anything I felt a lot this voice inside of Choukri echoing back when he has to stand in front of this life that would tie you to it as if you were its dog If you ever see some poor dog tied to some fence in its own yard and the owner didn't even have the decency to give it some room to move around in? And it's Florida and the dog is a husky? And you can see it in the dog's eyes that it would bite anyone that came near it? For Bread Alone is eating itself hunger take what you can steal and tell yourself you stole what they'll give you and try not to think too much about what they want in return and momentary distraction from that is every dayChoukri was illiterate until he was twenty Paul Bowles wrote in his introduction that Choukri bought with his holes of society misery the ability to remember everything as it had happened I got into a bit of an argument with my sister about this when I told her about the theory I stupidly used Truman Capote as an example because she doesn't know who Choukri is My sister considers her own memory to be like the famous total conversational recall that Capote has Uh oh I think she thought I was talking about her I say no fucking way about her total recall anyway because why would she repeat so many things to me? In her opinion I have lower than the lowest rat's memory she's said as much many times She started foaming about photographic memory I don't think that's true either Anyway I agree somewhat with Bowles that Choukri might remember everything because he was illiterate He didn't separate things like rites of passage My own idea to take it a bit further is that he didn't sort into what was important and disregard the rest because he wasn't writing anything down I used Capote as someone who doesn't have a preconceived idea of what is the normal thing to see in a scene and disregard what isn't expected Then again that may not be true because For Bread Alone is still a memoir for all that I feel that anger of how things should be the how dare you spit on me than the closing lines which begin this review about angels or devils The brother is too reaching to write into the mighty sword when there were so many other cuts I don't believe that the injustice he felt had anything to do with deserved in regards to himself no matter what he feared the mother said in her heart Angels or devils bah humbug He had no ualms about stealing because he felt owed right? He noticed the prostitutes and criminals he knew and their mutual hey look I may be bleeding after all It shouldn't be this way Wait am I no better than they are? The blowjob money in his hand whispers Did that mean they took from him?The brother was fucking hard So was taking care of his baby sister and then she had to take care of her little brother I lost count of which babies didn't make it There were several He still had to drag his butt home and do for her when he would rather get high in the cafe where he worked morning to past midnight and swallow down that his father stole his paychecks Life sucks injustices rather than a plot or even a death plot moral of the story I say It's only a story in what you tell yourself My feeling is that Choukri told himself all of the time that he was getting fucked over and he resented that as well he shouldChoukri says that he would have rather been a prisoner in Tetuan than free in Oran I don't know if I believe that it wasn't because of the beautiful young boy he attempted to force himself on that reminds me of a Paul Bowles story actually Choukri denies homosexuality a lot It is something to be avoided time and time again in the book After he has prostituted himself no less I thought about Klaus Kinski's autobiography Kinski Uncut a lot when reading For Bread Alone The bravado was kindred spirit Not just because they spend a whole lot of the books in pursuit of women if you believe them they get ass than any toilet seat in their respective countries and feeling ostracized I'm three starring this despite it being a good book because it is exhausting to go along with something I see through for so long I got the gist after the first dozen women honest The bravado may have been for Paul Bowles's sake I have no way of knowing what the original work is like I had a feeling of trying to impress someone with all of the sex and the bad ass stealing Kinski's book had that too I think I liked better when the frustration about how things had to be poked through than look naked girls Were there really that many willing young women in Morocco back then? Or now? Some chick my sister knows went to Morocco with her then boyfriend She wasn't allowed to meet his family or leave the tourist side because of the provocative way she dresses I guess it could have been a coping method same as anything else It's just tiring for me to read about so long because I'm a sensitive bastard It's lonely being a sensitive bastard when other people are so good at standing on the table tops and ignoring their bruisesChoukri wrote another book about his experiences hanging out with Jean Genet while he was in Tangier there's another about Tennessee Williams That's my pain and poetry speed Never tear your eyes away and you could see every last drop as they rise to the surface I've been pining a bit for Genet these days because so many of the other authors I've been reading are stoically restrained I start to feel like such an unbearable freak when I see how others are able to move about between all of these other bleeding bodies as if they all belong there together He seemed too good at being able to use other people Genet held up dreams to eat like I do and Choukri would consume beauty without tasting it I don't really think Choukri feels that way though But his book comes off that way 'cause of the acting I don't know I kind of feel like Bowles and Choukri did a good thing here and then hid Was the hiding the truth of it or is it just some memoir thing? I wonder if his other books are like this He learned to read and became a poet for some reason right?Why am I so harsh on memoirs? It can't be possible to get it all rightPs Yo mama jokes will get the ever loving shit beat out of you in Morocco Don't do it unless you're really bad ass I double dare yaPss I am not in love with Morocco Paul Bowles is lying if he says that I hear their grounds whispering I hear it shouldn't be that way under breath See the pained expression beneath the funeral shroud It's a prison to run away and mutter about how fucked over you were like when little me hid in hay stacks in Alabama Not in love I'm sure it's lovely but I'm not singing in the chorus of who fits in The lay of the land is a road made from kicking the dirt too many times Pss3 I wonder what all of those reviews written in Arabic say Think they said same as me? There's a lot of two stars

  2. Daren Daren says:

    Born in 1935 Mohamed Choukri was a Moroccan author known for his three part autobiography of which this is the first part From a small village in the Rif mountains Choukri came from a very poor Berber family When he was very young the family walked to Tangier and for a number of years he remained with his parents despite his father being abusive to Choukri his brother and their mother At times the abuse was very violent he father killed his brother who was at the time very unwell and Mohamed took to living in the streets for a timeHis life as a youngster was very hard There was no schooling available to him His father set him up in jobs and took the pay directly and beat him regularly For a period his father was put in prison and Mohamed lived with his mother helping her sell vegetables in the market but when his father returned the beatings continued He spends time in Oran in Algeria but always seems drawn back to Tangier and to the grasp of his fatherAgain living away from his parents Choukri catalogues his life in a series of situations where he settles into a routine work or a place to live until something goes wrong and he moves into a new situation When something goes wrong he optimistically looks at it as time to move to a new phase of life This book covers his early life up until he is around 20 years old His experiences as a beggar a thief a smuggler a vegetable seller or a trader shows a real side of the life of the underprivileged in Morocco It is simply written but powerful Brutal yet brutally honest Choukri shares his growing up the poverty of living day to day his experiences especially with sex his battles the violence that is commonplace in his everyday lifeAs this book ends Choukri has bought himself a book and is determined to learn to read and write He later becomes a teacher and then an authorAt only 150 pages this is a uick read and while the content is disturbing and far from uplifting it is a compulsive read and I found it hard to put down4 stars

  3. Геллее Салахов Авбакар Геллее Салахов Авбакар says:

    DisclosureI get a copy of this nice piece of Arabic literature during my stay in the Kingdom of Morocco I bought it from the Central library of CasablancaMy PlotIn fact it was an amazing piece of art written in combination with Arabic and Moroccan standard Arabic Actually it was all about the hard life that the Author had lead during his live with the French people during the so called protectorate period In fact the description of the environment that the Author has practiced was all negative People living in hunger going around the dirt and rubbish It was all going negative with the life of this Author the story also contains some aspects of his adulthood when he was working the Café of this Rif Master There was a depiction of nuisance that the older leads toward the younger the ignorance that lives inside the mind of every person Actually I feel sorry for these people who lived in a hard conditionThe story include some contradiction between the French people life and the Aborigines of the country I would really enjoy the flow of the events but I don't believe actually the historical fact already I am not fun of History at all because there is no truth in itPositive and Negative aspectsAs already stated there is no Truth inside the Arab history in General everyone make history to his own attention and profit But it is worth enough to say that the story really amaze me It was realistic in all it's aspects with a portray of the writer going to the Brothel with his friend Tafartiti all these literary steps makes me live the same life of the Author But what annoys me was the true portray of something creepy like having a dead chicken from the rubbish or revealing the sexual intercourse that his father made with his mother during the pregnancy period My Personal reactionThe book in fact made me feel sad because these persons inside the story really taste a hard life even in there proper country In fact it was a nice attempt to portrays the life inside you but all in all it was amazing to the last extent As Americans say it was OK RecommendationsI recommend this book to persons who already have enough mind to look for the story and life of the novel's writer I don't recommend it persons under 18 Years who would get excited with the nature of the events inside the book

  4. Ayoub Elgouriani Ayoub Elgouriani says:

    I can't finish this book It's not what I've been expecting I don't see what is soo special about this book to make it that famous all I can see is a junkie talking about his sexual fantasies that can never endmaybe I should finish it before saying this I just can't do thatit's not worth the effort

  5. Calzean Calzean says:

    An autobiographic type novel telling the life of Mohamed from the Rif mountains of Morocco during the late 40s and early 50s His father is a drunk unemployed and viscous he kills one of Mohamed's brothersMohamed then lives a life on the streets He drinks takes drugs and has a high sex drive which is relieved by various prostitutesHe earns money from labouring petty crime and prostituting himself He only has his body health and youth on his sideThis is a brutal tale of a young man who sees no future has little hope few friends no legal standing and is illiterate At the end of the book he decides to learn to read and writeHow I wish I could have read the book in it's original Arabic form

  6. Donna Donna says:

    Since 2008 I have a complicated relationship with Morocco I lived there married and divorced and had a child with someone from there It's a country I know well initially as a tourist but also on a deeper level than an expat as I lived with Moroccans and got to know a lot of the 'real' Morocco I love Morocco just as I love my own country Scotland Both are beautiful both have amazing ualities but neither are perfectThis book is accurate I know some of these characters Obviously not the real ones this happened 60 years ago but men and women just like them The poverty that is depicted in this novel still exists today The misogyny that exists in this novel still exists today The seediness that exists in this novel still exists today The greed that exists in this novel still exists todayI remember a discussion I had with my ex about how Morocco was depicted in a particularly controversial film that came out a few years back He uestioned the filmmaker's choice in making the film saying that it made the country look cheap and disgusting to other countries He didn't deny the truth of the film he saw its accuracy but he had issue with it being shown I imagine he and others would feel the same way about this book It does not display the Morocco of the tourist ads with carpets and souks and medinas It's depiction is harsh visceral and very much real And for me that's the making of this book I loved Choukri's honest very honest portrayal of his younger years and the reality of life in his country It saddens me that not much has changed since then

  7. Einas Alhamali Einas Alhamali says:

    How messy

  8. Rami Hamze Rami Hamze says:

    Autobiography of Moroccan author Mohamed Choukri events are so real painful and intense that leaves you baffled that it is a true story rather than a fiction Apparently the book is a controversial one that was published in French and English before Arabic and which was banned in morocco for over 20 years and in Egypt banned from AUC curriculum by the former president Mubarak note that the author only learnt to read and write after age of 20 and became an author thereafter

  9. Hamza El Moussaoui Hamza El Moussaoui says:

    i finished this book in one setting you cant really stop reading from shocking event to another the among of honesty in this book is scary Mohamad speaks about things we cant even speak about them to ourselves

  10. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant says:

    Basically just a guy hanging out and getting laid Pretty cool

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