Asmaa Bernichi : casablanca’s street children : children and adolescents « exiled outside »

In Casablanca, as elsewhere in the world, children and adolescents live in the streets. They are caught between a traumatic past and an uncertain future. Meeting these children and adolescents, these « exiles outside », gives us an idea of the defective and traumatic environment that they are trying to flee by exiling themselves to the streets. This confers a disquieting foreignness on them, making them seem uncanny, feared and rejected. The street becomes the stage where the environment’s failings can be expressed, the place of survival, of both private and group experience.

Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°3, pp. 531-540.