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
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.
Next Monday evening. Any spare time, while being in New York, not the old York, but the new one? You know, the former New Amsterdam. Two writers with roots in the African continent come to talk about the relationship between writing and resistance. In this invitation you will find more information.
Writing a book is one thing. To get it published it quite another song. What about the next step of translation and publishing in a different language and culture? Do you have to change the title of your book, not just a translation, but a completely different title? And what about the cover? What kind … Continue reading Packaging Leila Slimani’s ‘The Perfect Nanny’
A Dutch book written by a Morocco-born writer. Her name is Naima el Bezaz. She still had to reach her teens when she travelled with her mother to The Netherlands to join her father. In this book, her fourth novel, she takes a closer look at herself without calling it an autobiography. The title is: … Continue reading Review of HET GELUKSSYNDROOM
A good book fair is a good occasion to stress the need for and the joy of reading. At the forthcoming fair in Casablanca the stress will be on regular reading. That is a great need to keep your reading skills. When you use your skills it will profit you, in the short run and … Continue reading Morocco’s Casablanca hosts book fair highlighting habit of regular reading