In recent years Arab youth have received increasing attention, symbolizing a contradictory image for the West as either heroic anti-authoritarian protesters or radical Islamists. Neither of these images does justice to their local and complex realities.
Driss Moussaoui, a Moroccan psychiatrist, is a man with a mission: improving the mental health of his patients and of society at large. Being sensitive to people’s religious beliefs is imperative, he says in an interview with Annemarie van Sandwijk.
Recent policy shifts aim at including the Berbers of Morocco into Moroccan society. But what it means to be Berber in Morocco today is complicated by Morocco’s colonial past. Museums are an illustration of this dilemma.