"This book is not a novel like any other. It is a journey, whose ultimate goal is to reach the soul of the country. It's a great claim, but I tried to give different faces, different aspects of Morocco, through personal memories, through stories that happened to people I knew or others who introduced me. I proceeded by stages, by trial, sometimes by chance. Morocco is not for me an object of study, it is a living entity, in some cases even screaming ... ". Tahar Ben Jalloun, Morocco