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Leaving Tangier

Leaving Tangier

Author(s): Tahar Ben Jelloun

Location(s): Barcelona, Tangier

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s onwards



Young Moroccans gather regularly in a seafront cafe to gaze at the lights on the Spanish coast glimmering in the distance. Azel, the protagonist, is intent on leaving in one way or another. On the brink of despair he meets Miguel, a wealthy Spanish gallery owner who promises to take him to Barcelona if Azel will become his lover.

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