"All our books are being distributed worldwide to show how modern and rich Moroccan literature really is. We wanted to see links set up between the centres of Arabic publishing in countries around the Mediterranean — Beirut, Algiers, Cairo — and, of course, Tangier."
"I asked a journalist why so much gun-violence reporting lacks context—that only three to five percent of all violence, not only gun violence, is attributable to mental illness—and he said it’d be too clunky if a reporter always provided context. But if it’s between clunkiness and an omission of facts, I’ll take clunkiness."
"I wanted to make a similar gesture here, using a person’s spoken language as a way of revealing the changes to their personality. We reveal so much about who we are, and where we are in life through the words we use."