Abuse, feminism, and immigration: The Last Patriarch by Najat el Hachmi
24 February 2019 01:24 PM
ACN | Barcelona
“On that day, after three daughters, a first son was born to Driouch of Allal of Mohammed of Mohand of Bouziane, etc.”
So begins ‘The Last Patriarch’ by Najat el Hachmi. The book is by no means an easy read – it deals in some of the most difficult topics possible in a direct and cutting way. The translation, carried out by Peter Bush, leaves the reader with a lot to unpack and little to guide them – something which seems at times over the top, and at times hits the mark. One thing’s for sure: it gives a lot to think about.