Desert museum opens for Little Prince author
TARFAYA, Morocco - Agence France-Presse
The new museum in Morocco will honor Antoine de Saint Exupery’s stay and the world-renowned book, ‘Little Prince,’ that it inspired.Battling the wind in his World War I biplane, a French pilot landed on a sandy Moroccan airstrip. Nearly 90 years on, a museum honors his stay and the world-renowned book it inspired.
“Antoine de Saint-Exupery the writer was partly born here, in Tarfaya, where he spent two years as station manager of Aeropostale,” says Sadat Shaibat Mrabihrabou, opening the doors to the small museum in Morocco’s far south, where the sea and the desert meet. “It’s here that he began writing his books, under the stars,” he says. “We’re at the birthplace of a writer known worldwide.” Saint-Exupery is a name inseparable from his book “The Little Prince”, a series of self-illustrated parables in which a boy prince from a tiny asteroid.