El Maghreb #1, 2001
Chapter 1 : Images of a Return Home
In 2001, for the first time Malik Nejmi accompanied by his uncles, aunts and cousins from Orleans, stayed in Morocco without his parents.
For him, who was born and grew up in France and is not fluent in Arabic, the trip was somewhat disturbing. He feels vulnerable faced with his two identities struggling
for the recognition of a third identity, the one of the child from an immigrant heritage. Malik Nejmi questions the silence that has been established as patrimony in the family tradition. Silence about his father’s absence, about his own history, a silence that he feels as a threat to his own transnationality.