Casa Book Fair

The 11th Casablanca International Book Fair, which takes place from 11 to 20 February, features Spain as a guest of honor. Among the many events planned are tributes to Ahmed Sefrioui, Driss Chraibi, Abdellatif Laibi and Juan Goytisolo, as well as readings by Moroccan authors Edmond Amran El Maleh, Mohamed Tozy et Mohamed Bennis.

In related news, Morocco’s Minister of Culture complained about low readership in the kingdom. No word on what he plans to do about it.