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The Pillar of Salt

The Pillar of Salt

Author(s): Albert Memmi

Location(s): Tunisia

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): World War II

Originally published in 1953 (in English in 1955), The Pillar of Salt the semi-autobiographical novel about a young boy growing up in French colonized Tunisia. To gain access to privileged French society, he must reject his many identities – Jew, Arab, and African. But, on the eve of World War II, he is forced to come to terms with his loyalties and his past.

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