Mrs. Lorac — theReader's Digest of visions, the USA Today of apparitions, the People Magazine of deep religious conviction?
Fatima Michelle — hybrid cultural construction, or one cool bitch?
Picking one, choosing your adventure.
Gender virtuality. Good phrase.
Liking the language not being an excuse.
Story about me, not about her. Center and periphery. Center everywhere, OK, but not all at the same time, or all in the same place.
Tangiers to Tetuan, Fez, Rabat, El-Jadida, Agadir, you'd need amap to follow me. Heading south, people get darker.
Childhood inFez, the oldest city, the maze of the medina like a Borges story. Soccer on the palace grounds, no girls allowed, the wrinkled Orange Juice Man.
Father French, mother Moroccan. Nontraditional, "westernized." Money as destiny in Morocco.
Private schools. Journalism for girls, technology for boys, where the power is, write nice things, complete sentences. Writing destiny.