These exiles that I care for: The Migration of a Kabyl Youth
It all began in the early 1970s in a village of the mountains of Kabylia, Algeria. A young boy barely 10 years of age helps the men and women of the village write correspondences with their loved ones gone to work in France. Taïeb Ferradji was one of the few who could read and write...
Forty years later, at the Avicenne hospital of Bobigny, Kabyl villager now psychiatrist, he listens to what migrants from the four corners of the world have to say. These migrants have in common the golden dream of new land, their past suffering and the hardship of separation with their native land.
In a tender and at times tragic account, a doctor tells his own story of a migrant. A journey hustled by the jolts of Algeria's history. A simple and touching story that puts words on the wounds of any exile, to alleviate the past and to dare to exist.
Author: Taïeb Ferradji
Publisher: Atelier (Editions de l')
Publisher's price: 17€
Collection: Témoin d'Humanité
In stores and on the Internet on: March 2009 ISBN: 978-2-7082-4022-3. Pages: 173.