About the book
‘Here we go then, set off together on an odyssey without end, in search of a land called peace, guided by a star. Loubna.’
Three years after the Brussels attacks in which he lost his wife Loubna, Mohamed El Bachiri’s voice rings sharper than ever. With great precision he recounts his youth in Molenbeek, his life as the father of three children after the death of his wife and his vision of fraternity as the foundation for the future. In doing so he is equally critical of white intolerance and Islamic bigotry. He single-handedly sketches the contours of a modern, open society in which differences can coexist and humanity prevail. From within his own bottomless grief he offers an impressive testimony full of wisdom and love. His words are simple, his message grand.