"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