Illustrations: Laetitia Vassal
Texts: Rachid Akbal
96 pages - 20 illustrations
Bilingual edition, French and Arabic
Size: 22x22 cm (8.6x8.6 in)
At the invitation of Chahuts, an association of the arts of the word and Aquitanis, social landlord, Rachid Akbal, storyteller, and Laetitia Vassal, illustrator, went to meet the Moroccan veterans of the Mohamed Mechti residence. Soldiers of the French army in the colonies, forced to stay in Bordeaux for six months out of the year to collect their war pension, these former combatants shared a little of their life with them. From these rare moments was born the shared desire to leave a trace of their journey and their presence in Bordeaux, an illustrated book filled with their quickly-sketched silhouettes.