Tanmurt means “the land” in the Berber language.
Kabylie, a Berber region in the north of Algeria, is the land where I was born.
I have been haunted by ghostlike, however, pleasant childhood memories ever since I have left my village. I have returned many times driven by the hope that I would find those childhood memories again. And now…. life is outplayed by death, love is replaced by hate and terror, life in the communities is gradually transforming into a life in solitude.
Despite the pain and sorrow caused by this development, I still, from the depth of my heart, hope for a change to the better….