Tahar Ben Jelloun

1944 - Today

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Tahar Ben Jelloun (Arabic: الطاهر بن جلون‎; born in Fes, Morocco, 1 December 1947) is a Moroccan writer. The entirety of his work is written in French, although his first language is Darija. He became known for his 1985 novel L’Enfant de Sable (The Sand Child). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tahar Ben Jelloun has received more than 161,329 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Tahar Ben Jelloun is the 1,180th most popular writer (up from 1,212th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Morocco (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Moroccan Writer.

Tahar ben Jelloun is a Moroccan writer and psychiatrist who is most famous for his novel, "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon."

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  • 32

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  • 5.82

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  • 2.68

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Among writers, Tahar Ben Jelloun ranks 1,180 out of 5,794Before him are Velimir Khlebnikov, Jernej Kopitar, Joyce Carol Oates, Theodor Storm, Michel Tournier, and Martha Gellhorn. After him are Xavier de Maistre, Lin Yutang, Nikolaus Lenau, Achilles Tatius, Shi Nai'an, and Alain-Fournier.

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Among people born in 1944, Tahar Ben Jelloun ranks 80Before him are Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Serge Haroche, Jan Guillou, Rudy Giuliani, Roger Daltrey, and Gérard Mourou. After him are Keith Emerson, Thein Sein, Roger Scruton, Gianni Morandi, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, and Nǃxau ǂToma.

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In Morocco

Among people born in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun ranks 20 out of 163Before him are Idris I of Morocco (743), Ahmad al-Mansur (1549), Fatema Mernissi (1940), Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur (1160), Michel Galabru (1922), and Serge Haroche (1944). After him are Zeno of Verona (300), Yusef of Morocco (1882), Ibn Tumart (1097), Abu Yaqub Yusuf (1138), Frida Boccara (1940), and Ahmad al-Badawi (1199).

Among WRITERS In Morocco

Among writers born in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun ranks 2Before him are Fatema Mernissi (1940). After him are Daniel Pennac (1944), Mohamed Choukri (1935), Driss Chraïbi (1926), Ahmed Rami (1946), Muriel Barbery (1969), Katherine Pancol (1954), and Leïla Slimani (1981).