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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Who is the first Moroccan blogger? Those familiar with the commonly called blogoma know this is the moorishgirl.com, i.e. Laila Lalami.
I was in Morocco last week, in Casablanca, and Laila kindly accepted to go for a coffee. I was truly honored and delighted to meet her. Not because she is an interesting blogger, or the well-known author of the blockbuster "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits" (already translated in 5 languages!). More exactly because she is a highly cultured and educated person, cheerful, genuine, a real lady.
We had a very nice and open conversation. Hereafter is an excerpt where she even unveils the starting point of her new novel.

Laila Lalami, author of "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits"
Captured by Amine
posted by Amine at 12:05 AM |


At 1/30/2007 04:50:00 AM, Anonymous Liosliath

Amine, what a scoop! Laila is practically Moroccan royalty - as far as I'm concerned, I'd rather meet her than the King! I can't wait until her next novel comes out.


At 1/30/2007 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Najlae

Je peux pas voir la vid du boulot,mais Laila rocks :D


At 1/30/2007 01:31:00 PM, Anonymous zed0

Indeed nice scoop!
I thought she has also been commissioned to do some work on islam hence her time in Morocco



At 1/30/2007 08:56:00 PM, Blogger Loula la nomade

Hi Amine,

I "met" Laila years ago on the net. She is a great person to talk to and interact with.


At 2/05/2007 09:17:00 PM, Anonymous Kenza

J,aime beaucoup Laila Lalami (j'ai finis son livre y a pas longtemps) et j'ai échangé quelques e-mails avec elle et j'en garde une seule impression

grand coeur et grande personne :)


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