Casablanca Salon du Livre 2006

Last week, the annual Salon du Livre opened at the Foire Internationale in Casablanca. The theme was “Maghreb: Fifty Years Later.” As many as 560 vendors from 53 countries are present, with, of course, readings, talks, and workshops on the schedule for the week. The fair began with the announcement of the Prix du Maroc, which this year went to Mohamed Sebbagh for Enfance Sexagenaire. In non-fiction, the winners were Mohamed Moatassim (La vision apocalyptique dans le roman arabe à la fin du 20e siecle), Zakya Daoud (Marocains de l’autre rive), and Abdelilah Belmlih (L’esclavage au Maghreb et en Andalousie). More details as they become available.