Bubisher: Bringing Books to Refugee Camps in Western Sahara

Bubisher is an initiative of Spanish journalist and blogger Gonzalo Moure that brings a mobile library full of books to children based in refugee camps in Western Sahara.

The Sahrawi people have been searching for their independence in Western Sahara since 1973 - first from Spanish rule, then Mauritania, and now Morocco. It has been called “the forgotten conflict” by many and an entire generation of Saharawis were born and raised in refugee camps. Still, despite the lack of formal governance and educational institutions, literacy and democracy are beginning to thrive in some of the harshest environs imaginable, writes John Thorne in the Christian Science Monitor.


[via Renata Avila on Global Voices]


  1. Dimitra Ekmektsis says:

    How great! I would love to get involved with this in the future. The Sahara desert is one of the places that I really want to visit. I’m an author, too…

    Good luck with all your endeavors, and I hope you will stay in touch.


    Here is my Facebook address and Twitter address, as well as an Amazon.com
    link to my own book:


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