Tahar Ben Jelloun & Edem

Enthralled by a book at the National Library of Lomé: protégé Edem.

Enthralled by a book at the National Library of Lomé: protégé Edem.

Edem, protégé, near the National Library of Lomé.

Edem, protégé, near the National Library of Lomé.

Edem, protégé, at a bookstall in the central market in Lomé.

Edem, protégé, at a bookstall in the central market in Lomé.

Tahar Ben Jelloun, mentor, and Edem, protégé.

Tahar Ben Jelloun, mentor, and Edem, protégé.

Tahar Ben Jelloun and Edem at work in the mentor’s study.

Tahar Ben Jelloun and Edem at work in the mentor’s study.

Tahar Ben Jelloun and Edem in the mentor's house.

Tahar Ben Jelloun and Edem in the mentor's house.

Edem, protégé, writing his diary in his family home.

Edem, protégé, writing his diary in his family home.

Jotting down notes on the beach: Edem seizing the inspiration of the moment.

Jotting down notes on the beach: Edem seizing the inspiration of the moment.