February 5, 2016 1:17pm
Abdellah Taïa, the acclaimed author of books including
Salvation Army, An Arab Melancholia,
and Infidels (forthcoming from SSP),
will be in New York City this spring for the PEN World Voices Festival!
April 25th – May 1st
Set in Salé, Morocco—the hometown Abdellah Taïa fled but to which he returns again and again in his acclaimed fiction and films—Infidels follows the life of Jallal, the son of a prostitute witch doctor—”a woman who knew men, humanity, better than anyone. In Sex. Beyond Sex.” As a ten-year-old sidekick to his mother, Jallal spits in the face of her enemies both real and imagined.