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Heirs to the past / Driss Chraibi ; translated by Len Ortzen.

; Ortzen, Len, translator
London : Heinemann Educational, 1972.
ISBN 043590079X, 9780435900793

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PQ2605.H76 S813 1972 Off-site
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Nos. 78-80 bound together
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Standard Title Succession ouverte. English
Other Authors Ortzen, Len,
Subjects Culture conflict -- Fiction.
Culture conflict.
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Emigration and immigration.
Ethnic relations.
France -- Ethnic relations -- Fiction.
France -- Fiction.
Moroccans -- France -- Fiction.
Morocco -- Fiction.
Morocco -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Social history.
Series African writers series.
Description [4], 107 pages ; 19 cm.
Copyright Date 1972.
Notes Translation of: Succession ouverte.
Summary Seigneur Haj Ferdi is a very wealthy and powerful aristocratic property-owner in the Moroccan capital city of Casablanca. The aristocrat has grown his family inheritance into a very big fortune. He is a generous benefactor. The entire household fears and obeys the Seigneur. Haj Ferdi is diagnosed to be suffering from the terminal disease cirrhosis of the liver. He leaves his family and stays away on an island in his tomato plantation for five years. After the five years, he returns home; and is found dead two days later in Drissʹs room. All the sons come around for Hajʹs funeral ceremony. Driss, the narrator of the story, returns after sixteen years from France, leaving his French wife, his mother-in-law and son behind. The mourning lasts for ten days in Haj Ferdiʹs family, during which all the sons stay and sparsely feed together with their loneliest mother. Then, it comes to sharing Haj Ferdiʹs inheritance.
Genre Fiction.
Geographic Area France
Network Numbers (OCoLC)596462
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Chraïbi, Driss, 1926-2007.
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