I am slowly getting there. Or better: here.
It’s fun unpacking books! I start reading, making mentally a list of which book to put on my night stand, what to read again, and how to organise them. Next on my list, a German book: Wolfgang Schömel’s “Die große Verschwendung”.
What are you reading?
Just walked up three floors and down three floors. But what a nice surprise! Here’s the new English book store at Dussmann. Very inviting, and an even bigger selection of English books, at least so it appears. So no area anymore, a real store. And you don’t have to walk up three floors anymore.
Rabat Airport. Somehow just another airport, a very small one maybe. I am missing the time when you were travelling and arriving slowly, when you had time to prepare yourself while travelling. Now: Some shimmering lights in the dark. I walk from the plane to the immigration building. I arrive in Rabat, Morocco to put my feet on African soil for the first time in my life. (…)
The report on my time in Morocco is online. Read it here. It is difficult to summarize, select experiences and get a grip on my time in Morocco. Here’s my try. And as mentioned in an earlier post, it will evolve with time.
To discuss our CrossCulture Internship in Morocco, I will sit together with Lena, who did the same programme in Rabat, on a panel at the book fair in Leipzig on Saturday, 14 March, 2pm. The panel is called “Germany, Morocco and back” and will be moderated by Judith Schulte-Loh from ZOOM Europa/ARTE .
It’s great, as while I am sure we will have a good time to reflect our experiences, I also have never been on a book fair. I love reading, especially as it allows me to submerge myself into a different culture. In Morocco, I read one of the national classics by Driss Chraïbi “Le Passé simple” (The Simple Past), published in 1954, and I still owe you a review.
The Leipzig fair will be a great opportunity to find some promising German authors for a change.
Luttons la corruption