A Riffian's Tune [ePub]

by Joseph M. Labaki

Deep in the heart of the rural Rif mountains, one’s boy’s life is dictated by tribal tradition, superstition and religion. But Jusef dreams of more; it’s a dream that will send him far from his shepherding hills, to the bustle of the biggest cities in search of education, meaning and, above all, a different way of life.

From the richness of a story overflowing with tales of tragedies, courage and triumphs, Jusef’s journey reveals the complexities of Moroccan culture, and the overwhelming restraints facing those on the outside.

As the country questions its identity in the fading period of colonial rule, one Berber boy must too challenge who he is and who he is meant to be – as he discovers in the fight against adversity, dreams might not be enough..

A Riffian’s tune is an autobiographical novel about forging your own path, the power of hope, and daring to step into the labyrinth of life – no matter what.

10.09.2010

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