Tahar Ben Jelloun — French Poet born on December 01, 1944,

Tahar Ben Jelloun is a Moroccan writer. The entirety of his work is written in French, although his first language is Arabic. He became known for his 1985 novel L’Enfant de Sable. Today he lives in Paris and continues to write. He has been named as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature... (wikipedia)

In Morocco, it's possible to see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time.
The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings.
I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter.
My hope is that countries like Morocco will have investment to create work, so people don't have to leave.
I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.