Tribute in Rabat to the Jordanian writer Mustafa Alqorna, author of the novel “Chaos in the Devil’s Garden”

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:40 p.m.

Rabat – The National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM) hosted on Tuesday a ceremony in tribute to Jordanian novelist Mustafa Alqorna and his novel “Fawda Fi Hadikat al Chaytan” (Chaos in the Devil’s Garden), which focuses on inhumane conditions suffered by those kidnapped in the Tindouf camps, in Algerian territory.

Promoted by the Coalition for Autonomy in the Sahara (AUSACO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication and the BNRM, this ceremony took place in the presence of accredited intellectuals, journalists, associative actors and representatives of the diplomatic cycle in Rabat. .

Speaking on this occasion, the director of the BNRM, Mohamed El Ferrane, indicated that this event is an opportunity for eminent researchers and writers to highlight the scope of this novel published by the “Roman Arabe pour l’Publishing and Distribution” editions.

Through this story, the writer has managed to highlight the tragedy experienced in the camps of shame, located in southern Algeria, by women, the elderly and children, deprived of their natural rights to a dignified life and a prosperous future, he said .

For his part, the coordinator of AUSACO, Mohammed Ahmed Gain, indicated that this meeting, which is part of the activities organized by the Coalition to raise awareness of the question of the Moroccan Sahara, is an opportunity to pay tribute to the writer Mustafa Alqorna and his novel

These include, he added, bringing the general public closer to the human dimensions of the Sahara issue and the suffering of those detained, taken hostage and subjected to inhumane practices for more than four decades.

The book draws the comparison between two contradictory worlds, namely the southern provinces of the Kingdom which are experiencing a major development push, and the Tindouf camps where the population is subjected to harsh repression, Mr. Ahmed noted.

All the speakers were unanimous regarding the importance of this novel that managed to raise awareness of the Sahara issue by exposing the reality of the prevailing situation in the Tindouf camps.

Born in 1965, Mustafa Alqorna, former president of the Jordanian Writers Union, has enriched the Arabic library with his novels and works translated into various languages.

Established in July 2019, AUSACO is made up of lawyers, academics, researchers, media and civil society activists representing 155 countries.

The Coalition carries out communication and awareness-raising work with different audiences to enlighten them about the evolution of the artificial conflict around the Sahara and highlight the dynamics of progress experienced by the southern provinces at a political and socioeconomic level.

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