(Women’s Stories from the Global South (& To Whom They Belong)
When she finds out her father is dying, Nadia, a Moroccan émigré to France, returns to Fes to say goodbye. At her father’s funeral, she hears a voice chanting the Quran and develops a friendship with the woman singing it.
As the friendship between the two women grows, Nadia is inspired to turn the house she has inherited from her father into a shelter for Muslim women. A beautifully told story that combines spirituality with social and economic concerns in Morocco, Door to the Sky interrogates the power of return and rediscovery.
Image: A Door to the Sky by Farida Benlyazid