The cosmopolitan daughter of
Saharawi émigrés travels to visit her family in the forgotten refugee
city-camps scattered in the Western Sahara desert.
At the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, what was supposed to be a long-awaited homecoming becomes
a desperate adventure escaping border guards and surviving on candy bars, all
the while trying to avoid losing her cool with unwanted and unlikely traveling
companions. On her odyssey back home through
a changing world, she faces starvation, the possibility of arrest, and
kidnapping, as she attempts to cross the border into Algeria by any means
possible. Alternating between tense, poignant, and funny, this heartfelt
first-hand account explores life and lessons from the plight of the Saharawi
people. Sara's story questions the meaning of cultural heritage and the
universal desire to have a homeland.
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Insha Allah is Sara’s first
book and is the first memoir published in English by a Saharawi woman writer. The
book includes historical and personal black & white images, color image
insert, and maps of the Saharawi territory and Sara’s journey.
Sara Cheikh is a Product Designer living in Barcelona. She was born in the Smara refugee camp in Tindouf, Algeria, where she lived until the age of six. Her father is a former political prisoner who worked as a translator for MINURSO (the UN mission in charge of the conflict between Western Sahara and Morocco). Through his work, brought Sara and hersiblings to Spain in 1998.