THE CHALLENGES OF THE MOROCCAN SOCIETY – MUHAMMED ZEFZAF’S “DROUGHT” AND MOROCCO TODAY
This paper deals with some of the most acute challenges for the Moroccan society. It is based on a short story titled Drought, by the Moroccan author Muhammed Zefzaf (d. 2001), analyzed from today’s perspective. Zefzaf often wrote about social issues and the life in poor and marginalized strata of society, and this paper is the first result of a broader research in which his works are analyzed and put into today’s context.
The author of this paper has performed five field trips to Morocco since 2015, interviewed numerous residents of this country, and the results of this research are combined with the analysis of Zefzaf’s work in order to present a picture of the development of certain segments of Moroccan society.