A railway line between Morocco and Spain

This article dated February 16, 2019 and published in Middle East Monitor: Africa, Europe & Russia, Morocco, News, Spain is about a railway line between Morocco and Spain that could be launched soon. Morocco-Spain railway to be launched ‘soon’ A railway line between Morocco and Spain could be launched soon, Morocco’s Transport State Secretary announced […]

Exploring Houmt Souk on fabled Djerba

Originally posted on notesfromcamelidcountry:
The island of Djerba comes with a storied history. In Homer’s ancient Greek epic, The Odyssey, Djerba is the Land of the Lotus Eaters where, after a decade of war with the Trojans, Odysseus – Ulysses as he was known to the Romans – is stranded while trying to return home to…

‘Outside Servitude’: A Novel Exploring Enslavement in Mauritania

Originally posted on ArabLit:
There are only a handful of Mauritanian novels in English: one translation from French and the few novels written and self-published by Mohamed Bouya Bamba: By July Blalack Eight years have passed since Mohamed Bouya Bamba wrote and self-published Angels of Mauritania and the Curse of the Language, a novel which was…


Originally posted on An Englishwoman in Algeria:
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf On my return to Algeria, after five lonely months spent in Britain, we celebrated our reunion by dining out that same evening at one of Oran’s many restaurants. I was in a…