Marrakech - The passages from Exodus a woman is reading announce a journey fraught of uncertainty. The tribe, a group of immigrants crammed in the back of an aging truck, has in common that they are fleeing a land become barren and unwelcoming to its own kin.

Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.