This is clear and irrefutable evidence that Tahar Ben Jelloun knows nothing about Arabic literature. Whatsoever
"L'ÃƒÂ©crivain d'origine marocaine Tahar Ben Jelloun l'a qualifiÃƒÂ©e de Ã‚Â« voix unique dans la littÃƒÂ©rature arabe d'aujourd'hui Ã‚Â»."
But this shows you that you can be known as a writer or poet (especially in a culture that does not know your language) purely on the basis of feverish PR and energetic self-promotion. I mean, do you think that departments of Arabic literature in the Arab world know who she is? Really. (thanks "Ibn Rushd")
February 19, 2010