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THIS BLINDING ABSENCE OF LIGHT. By Tahar Ben Jelloun.
Winner of the Impac prize.
A novel based on true events. The King of Morocco imprisoned a number of rebels for more than a decade out in the desert in underground prisons measuring six by three feet, so they couldn’t stand. This novel is based on one prisoner’s experience, who was interviewed by the author.
Takes you deep into another world. Short chapters make it an easy read, as the prisoner remembers his life and devises strategies for staying alive and, more important, sane. Something of a self-help manual to help you make it through your own days of bile and roses.