On Tour: Day Eight

The Borders Books event was lovely, thought it was slightly surreal because it was taped not by one, not by two, but by three TV camera crews. One was Al-Hurra, the State Dept.-funded TV network that broadcasts in North Africa and the Middle East; one was Al-Muhajer, which is for and about the Moroccan diaspora throughout the world; and one was the Morocco Board, which is also diaspora focused. I also did sit-down interviews with each one of them, either before or after the event. The official news agency of Morocco also sent a correspondent to cover the reading. I was delighted to see some good friends in the audience—one of them brought me chocolate covered coffee beans, which I am munching on now in my hotel room (probably not such a good idea since I have to go to bed soon.)