Fez - I came to discover this name two years ago when I was surfing the net in search of Moroccan diasporic writers to work on for my PhD thesis. I wanted to dig deep where there might be unknown writers to the Moroccan academics so I typed “Les écrivains marocains au Canada” (Moroccan writers in Canada) because Moroccan writers in Europe seem to be exhausted and overused in academic circles in Morocco.

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Youssef El Kaidi is a PhD candidate at the University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdelah Fez.