Leaving one’s place. Moving from one town to another town. Leaving one culture and settling in another. One country behind your back and in front of you a new country with new cultures. For the Rabat-born writer Laila Lalami crossing borders borders has been part of her life. She left Morocco to study in the … Continue reading In Laila Lalami’s novel, immigrants are fully-realized people—and so are racists
A year in reading: Laila Lalami
Did you make a list of the books you have read in this year that almost is history? The writer and lecturer Laila Lalami, who works in the USA and has her roots in Rabat, Morocco kept track of her reading. In this article she tells about her journey.
What Does It Take to ‘Assimilate’ in America?
The topic of ‘us’ and ‘them’ is still around, has been around and will be around. The Morocco-born writer Laila Lalami moved to the United States of America, settled there, studied, and wrote. Today she published an article in The New York Times Magazine on the topic of assimilation. You can read her thoughts here. … Continue reading What Does It Take to ‘Assimilate’ in America?
The Border Is All Around Us, and It’s Growing
Borders are all around us. Borders bet5ween countries, between continents, beteen people, between groups of people. There are walls, not just between Mexico and the United States of America. There are high fences between Morocco and small portions of Spain, on the African continent. Some people create borders by criticizing others, who are erecting borders. … Continue reading The Border Is All Around Us, and It’s Growing
Laila Lalami, Luis Urrea, and Shobha Rao
Next month there will be a meeting in New York (USA) with three writers. One of them is Laila Lalami, born in Morocco, but these days she is residing and working in the USA. She wrote a book about people trying to reach Spain to continue their life with more prospects. The theme of the … Continue reading Laila Lalami, Luis Urrea, and Shobha Rao
This novel by the Morocco-born writer Laila Lalami is set in the North African country of Morocco. Lalami presently lives and works in the United States of America. In this novel we follow the life of the young man Youssef, who lives in one of the poorer areas of Casablanca (the White House) with his … Continue reading SECRET SON