Dreams of Mariam Tair : Blue Boots and Orange Blossoms, Paperback Book

Dreams of Mariam Tair : Blue Boots and Orange Blossoms Paperback


Outside the bounds of time, the legendary queen Sheherazade tells a little girl a story that has happened, and is yet to happen.

Dreams of Maryam Tair brings readers to a Casablanca of myth and metaphor, of curses, witches, djinns and demons.

But it is also a very present-day Casablanca: a raw, pitiless landscape of crumbling urbanism and rusty ports, of bureaucrats and student revolts, and of a deep human solitude.

During the Casablanca Bread Riots of 1981, a child is born to a mother under surveillance and then detained.

She is born with the scent of orange blossoms and a body filled with pain.

They call her Maryam Tair. A special, singular child, she is prophesized to carry three perfect gifts-and one relentless curse.




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