Mano Bouzamour

Since the publication of The Promise of Pisa, Mano Bouzamour (b. 1991) has been the subject of raving reviews and feature-length articles in the national press. This high media profile has provoked a storm of criticism from the Moroccan community. Meanwhile, the film rights have been sold.

The Promise of Pisa

The Promise of Pisa

(Prometheus, 2013, 285 pages)

Mano Bouzamour’s debut novel has been a runaway success, catapulting its young author into the media spotlight. As he was appearing on talk shows, he became the target of a backlash among the Dutch-Moroccan community. In this sparkling and controversial novel, the author makes it painfully clear that assimilation is the beginning, not the end, of your troubles.

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