Book: Keys to Tetouan by Mois Benarrochcategories: Book, Literary Fiction, Israel Literature, Morocco, Genealogy Jews, Mizrachi Literary, Sephardi Morrocans, Sepharad Return, Tangier Jew, Emigration, Immigration, Immigrants Return, Tetouan Jews
Mois Benarrochabout this book: This is my first published novel, it was published in Hebrew in 1999. For the first time it is now available in English.
It's a search for my roots and identity, through the lives and times of the Benzimra family and their emigrations, travels and returning to the city of Tetouan.
It was my biggest novel success in Hebrew and I hope it will find its ways to the hearts of the English readers.
Keys to Tetouan is the novel of the Benzimra family and its infinite branches expanded all over the world. They are born in the city of Tetouan, Morocco and emigrate to Madrid, New York, Paris, the Amazons, Jerusalem, Greece, and wherever the wind takes them. But they keep longing for the city and keep returning in search of a bride or of an answer to their never ending encompassing of the world.
Since 1492, when Spain chases the Jews, this small community settles less than a 100 miles from the frontier with Spain, waiting for things to change and come back, a comeback that instead of happening brings Spain into their city in 1860, creating new ties and new problems with their old motherland.
Keys to Tetouan is part of The Tetouan Trilogy, which also includes Lucena and the bestselling novel Gates to Tangier.
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