Happy Birthday

Taha Adnan  |  Literature  |  2010  |  Morocco
The novel Happy Birthday opens with Tariq al Ziadi celebrating his own fortieth birthday alone on the outskirts of Bruxelles, nearly twenty years after relocating to Belgium from Morocco to attend university. The adventures of Tariq and his friends expose the stereotypes through which Arab and Europeans view each other, using humor to playfully examine the meaning of homeland, coexistence and assimilation.