The Casablanca (Morocco) Book and Publishing Fair started Feb. 12 under the direction of the new minister of culture, Bensalem Himmich. It ends today.

I hope being a good novelist makes you a good culture minister, as Himmich’s The Polymath is a delight to read.

Morocco Times sums up the fair in the way many Cairenes would sum up ours: books are too expensive.