Taroudant - “Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you.” For David Gerrold and many other people, death is as simple as this natural order, but for Fatima Zahra Alkadi, troubles began only after the death of her mother in the horrific road accident near Marrakech. Even though they are poor, the life of Fatima Azahra and her sister seemed smooth at the presence of their mother who spent her life eking out for a descent living. Now that her mother passed away and her baccalaureate certificate has been lost in ruins of the deadly bus crush, Fatima Zahra fears that her only wish – to complete her studies in the university- will go up in smoke.

Tizi N'Tichka
Larbi is a freelance writer and assistant editor at Morocco World News.