The writer of this novel was born in 1974 in Meknes, a town in Morocco. Four years later her family moved to The Netherlands, following in the footsteps of her father who had preceded the others in his family. He had obtained a job, so now the others could move as well to this small … Continue reading review VINEXVROUWEN


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


Last week I wrote about the debut novel of Naima el Bezaz. This book was about the journey on the road to the north by a young man who left his home country 0f Morocco and who travelled to Paris and Amsterdam, living finally the life of an illegal immigrant.  Seven years later Naima published … Continue reading MINNARES VAN DE DUIVEL


This novel is “The road to the north”. The road stretches from Morocco to France (via Spain) and finally the protagonist reaches The Netherlands and its capital Amsterdam. The writer Naima El Bezaz was born in the year 1974 in Meknes (Morocco), when she was four years old she moved with her family to a … Continue reading DE WEG NAAR HET NOORDEN