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Something Strange, Like Hunger (ترانت سيس: قصص)


Author: Malika Moustadraf مليكة مستظرف

Nationality: Morocco

Original title: ترانت سيس: قصص

Genre: Short Stories

Translation language: English

Translation title: Something Strange, Like Hunger

Translator(s): Alice Guthrie

Nationality: UK

Publisher: Saqi Books

Publication place: London

Publication year: 2022

Is this a re-translation: No

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Physical description: Short Stories Collection

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Notes: Published in the United States with a different title: Blood Feast: The Complete Short Stories of Malika Moustadraf (9781952177897, 1952177898).

About: Malika Moustadraf is a cult feminist icon in contemporary Moroccan literature, celebrated for her uncompromising depiction of life on the margins. Something Strange, Like Hunger presents Moustadraf's collected short fiction: haunting, visceral stories by a master of the genre. Here, we tune into Casablanca's unheard: a sex worker struggling to keep warm on the streets; a housewife flirting with strangers online; a kidney patient, priced-out of treatment, facing the harsh reality of his condition; and a mother scheming to ensure her daughter passes a virginity test. Something Strange, Like Hunger is a sharp provocation to patriarchal power, and a celebration of the life and genius of one of Morocco's preeminent writers." From publisher's website.

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