A Street in Marrakech

A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 147860865X

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 6251

This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her familys unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and womens rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style.
Posted in Social Science

Fear and Faith in Paradise

Exploring Conflict and Religion in the Middle East

Author: Phil Karber

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442214791

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 8637

From life along the Tigris River in the 1970s to the ongoing Arab Spring uprisings, Phil Karber has witnessed decades of change throughout the Middle East. Fear and Faith in Paradise draws on his wealth of experience to sketch a timely and compelling portrait of the region throughout history. Seamlessly moving between past and present, Karber skillfully develops two overarching themes: How America's footprint can be shifted from a military to a humanitarian emphasis and how fear is used as a cudgel by today’s monotheistic leaders to sacrifice the faithful. Whether Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, they all invoke their own vision of paradise, often as incentive, in hopeless conflicts that seem doomed to be repeated. Karber’s down-to-earth writing vividly conveys the region’s charm and beauty against a backdrop of power struggles among competing faiths, nationalisms, and outside forces.
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Wiedersehen mit Brideshead

Die heiligen und profanen Erinnerungen des Captain Charles Ryder

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603436

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 344

›Wiedersehen mit Brideshead‹ ist das englische Gegenstück zum amerikanischen ›Großen Gatsby‹: das Porträt der Schönen und Reichen in den Jahren zwischen den Weltkriegen, die Chronik einer Vertreibung aus dem Paradies bei Anbruch der modernen Zeit – und die Geschichte einer unmöglichen Liebe.
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Author: Pat Seward,Orin Hargraves

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761420514

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 8696

Learn about the people and places of Morocco.
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Desert Songs

Western Images of Morocco and Moroccan Images of the West

Author: John R. Maier,Professor of English John Maier

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791430170

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

View: 2362

Examines American and Middle Eastern texts in studies of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and argues for a new approach to cultural studies that incorporates a wider variety of materials.
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The Street Cats of Marrakech

Author: Dee S. Tóth-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908794086


Page: 34

View: 8762

This is the story of Luhut, a small cat who lives on the colourful streets of Marrakech. This is a tale of his adventures: of the people he meets and the wonders he sees every day, in what he considers to be the greatest city of Morocco, indeed the greatest city in all of Africa!
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Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077257

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4735

Tanger verlassen - das ist die Obsession in den Köpfen einer ganzen Generation. Bei schönem Wetter sieht man hinüber zur spanischen Küste. Auch Azel träumt sich hinüber in die »Festung Europa«. Nach einem Jurastudium hat er keine Aussicht auf einen Job. Er glaubt, einen sicheren Fluchtweg gefunden zu haben, doch die Hölle aus Armut, Korruption und Demütigung, die er in Marokko hinter sich lässt, ist nur das Spiegelbild der anderen Hölle, die ihn erwartet: Einsamkeit, Prostitution und der Verlust seiner Würde in der Emigration. »Der bedeutendste Schriftsteller des Maghreb.« Literaturen
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A Culinary Journey with Recipes from the Spice-Scented Markets of Marrakech to the Date-Filled Oasis of Zagora

Author: Jeff Koehler

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811877388

Category: Cooking

Page: 223

View: 1805

Presents an introduction to the food of Morocco, with eighty recipes for appetizers, tangine, coucous dishes, and stuffed pastries, along with a discussion of the country's history and diverse culinary culture.
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Women Writing Culture

Author: Ruth Behar,Deborah A. Gordon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202085

Category: Social Science

Page: 457

View: 7873

Extrait de la couverture : ""Here, for the first time, is a book that brings women's writings out of exile to rethink anthropology's purpose at the end of the century. . . . As a historical resource, the collection undertakes fresh readings of the work of well-known women anthropologists and also reclaims the writings of women of color for anthropology. As a critical account, it bravely interrogates the politics of authorship. As a creative endeavor, it embraces new Feminist voices of ethnography that challenge prevailing definitions of theory and experimental writing."
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Road to Marrakech

Author: Olmond Hall

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595181279

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 6738

This fiction novel, Road to Marrakech, is a murder mystery and love story about the struggles of Jefferson Davis Steward. Born in South Alabama with a clubfoot, to an alcoholic, part-time street preacher father, he was determineed to be more than a sharecropper. His early life in the depression days of the 1930's was spent riding in box cars and sleeping in hobo jungles. At age sixteen he left his abusive, drunken father, passed out in Houston and rode the first train out. That train happened to take him to New Orleans. Playing the harmonica on the streets, mopping floors in bars, pulling himself up by his so-called boot straps, he became a private investigator. Jeff will take you with him into the sights and smells of the Vieux Carre (French Quarter) of New Orleans. In Casablanca he meets the beautiful Claudette. Visit the Medina and the intriguing Kasbah with Jeff, as he makes friends with the four hundred pound proprietor of Sheikdom du Jacque. In Marrakech he finds more than he was expecting, including adventure, murder, and romance with a beautiful lesbian. The story takes place in pre World War II Morocco, when the Nazi Germans, Vichy French and Italian Fascists were in North Africa.
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Im Haus des Kalifen

ein Jahr in Casablanca

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492403245


Page: 368

View: 4109

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The Luncheon Club

Author: Michael Pakenham

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450045006

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 2857

Five women from different walks of life are members of a Hampshire squash club. Over a period of time they become close friends and meet once a month for lunch. On the surface they seem to have perfect lives, but when tragedy and betrayal strike, their vulnerabilities are exposed. Will they rally round to support one another, or will their differences drive them apart? Belinda Musgrove, high flying divorce lawyer, is captain of the squash team. Her long search for love seems to be getting nowhere until someone special makes her think she still has a chance. But is she brave enough to make her feelings known? For Sophie London, mourning the sudden death of her parents, a chance encounter in a restaurant turns her life upside down. At last she finds the happiness she so desperately craves. When family responsibilities draw her back to Jamaica, will she be forced to choose between her family and Mr Perfect? For rich, spoilt Polly Gordon, boredom leads to a disastrous marriage. She wants out, and she gets her wish, but in the worst imaginable way. Though her marriage is over, her father-in-law is determined to make her life a living hell. Clarissa Duncan, owner of an organic smallholding, is content with her life. Then her artist partner, Ted, finds unexpected success, and everything changes. Life will never be the same again. When Emily Ropers boyfriend, Jack, is tragically killed, a totally unexpected discovery threatens to rupture her fragile hold on her life. Throughout it all, the women are there to support one another; at the end of the season their lives have changed in ways they could never have predicted.
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Top 10 Marrakech

Author: Andrew Humphreys

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783734205019


Page: 128

View: 9545

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Urban Anthropology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology, Urban

Page: N.A

View: 3312

Posted in Sociology, Urban


The Secret of Courtyard Houses

Author: Quentin Wilbaux,Michel Lebrun,Kirk McElhearn

Publisher: www.acr-edition.com

ISBN: 9782867701306

Category: Design

Page: 383

View: 5613

There are two cities in Marrakesh - the first, the capital, is geometrically and secretly laid out. It is the perfect city as dreamed of by its prince. The other Marrakesh, both rich and exciting, has become a labyrinth for lost travellers.The hidden or
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le secret des maisons-jardins

Author: Quentin Wilbaux,Michel Lebrun

Publisher: www.acr-edition.com

ISBN: 2867701287

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 1998

Posted in Travel

Soldiers and Statesmen

Reflections on Leadership

Author: John S. D. Eisenhower

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826272711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 820

Which generals were most influential in World War II? Did Winston Churchill really see himself as culturally "half American"? What really caused the break between Harry S. Truman and Dwight Eisenhower? In Soldiers and Statesmen, John S. D. Eisenhower answers these questions and more, offering his personal reflections on great leaders of our time. The son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, John S. D. Eisenhower possesses an expert perspective on prominent political and military leaders, giving readers a matchless view on relationships between powerful figures and the president. Eisenhower also had a long military career, coincidentally beginning with his graduation from West Point on D-Day. His unique position as a young Army staff officer and close relationship with his father gave him insider's access to leaders such as Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Omar Bradley, John Foster Dulles, Mark Clark, Terry Allen, and Matthew Ridgway. He combines personal insight with the specialized knowledge of a veteran soldier and accomplished historian to communicate exclusive perspectives on U. S. foreign relations and leadership. Eisenhower's observations of various wartime leaders began in June 1944, just after the Allied landings in Normandy. On orders from General George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, Eisenhower sailed from New York aboard the British-liner-turned-American-troopship Queen Maryto join his father, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, in London, where he stayed for over two weeks. A year later, at the end of the war, Eisenhower accompanied his father as a temporary aide on trips where Ike's former associates were present. In the mid-1950s, Eisenhower's perspective was broadened by his service in a room next to the White House Oval Office during his father's tenure as president. On the light side, Eisenhower has added a special appendix called "Home Movies," in which he reveals amusing and often irreverent vignettes from his life in military service. Eisenhower gives readers both a taste of history from the inside and a rich and relatable memoir filled with compelling remembrances.
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Le Migrant

Author: Michel Neau

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469103508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 5336

I am sharing with you my crazy life. I hope that you enjoy it as much I did. I care for all human beings including little animals. Michel Neau
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Delphi Works of Edith Wharton (Illustrated)

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1908909331

Category: Fiction

Page: 6491

View: 3076

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton created a diverse body of works, featuring innovative novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, demonstrating her inimitable wit and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the most complete edition of Wharton’s works possible in the US, with rare works, numerous images and the usual Delphi bonus material. Features: * the most complete collection possible for US readers * illustrated with many images relating to Wharton’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels, novellas and other works * 10 novels each with contents tables * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your EReader a taste of the original texts * ALL the pre-1923 short story collections, with RARE uncollected tales available nowhere else * separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories – find that special story easily! * the war novella THE MARNE, first time in digital print * EVEN includes Wharton’s rare non-fiction texts, including THE DECORATION OF HOUSES, her groundbreaking manual on interior design – fully illustrated * ALSO includes Wharton’s European and African travel books, with numerous original illustrations * includes Wharton’s play THE JOY OF LIVING, translated from German * features the complete poetry, with rare poems available for the first time in digital print * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Wharton’s immense oeuvre Please note: we aim to provide the most comprehensive author collections available to eReader readers. To comply with US copyright restrictions, 8 novels, 4 novellas, six short story collections and Wharton’s autobiography are not in this US version. Once later works enter the US public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our other titles The Novels THE VALLEY OF DECISION SANCTUARY THE HOUSE OF MIRTH THE FRUIT OF THE TREE ETHAN FROME THE REEF THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY SUMMER THE AGE OF INNOCENCE THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON The Novellas THE TOUCHSTONE MADAME DE TREYMES THE MARNE The Short Story Collections THE GREATER INCLINATION CRUCIAL INSTANCES THE DESCENT OF MAN AND OTHER STORIES THE HERMIT AND THE WILD WOMAN AND OTHER STORIES TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTS UNCOLLECTED EARLY SHORT STORIES XINGU AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Play THE JOY OF LIVING The Poetry ARTEMIS TO ACTAEON AND OTHER VERSES UNCOLLECTED POETRY ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE COMPLETE POEMS The Non-Fiction THE DECORATION OF HOUSES ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS ITALIAN BACKGROUNDS A MOTOR-FLIGHT THROUGH FRANCE FRANCE, FROM DUNKERQUE TO BELFORT FRENCH WAYS AND THEIR MEANING IN MOROCCO * * * * Visit www.delphiclassics.com for more information and our other Great Writers collections!
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Living on the Edge of the Desert

Author: Massimo Listri,Daniel Rey

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864701524

Category: Architecture

Page: 239

View: 7120

This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader behind the high walls of the history-rich architecture of Marrakech's exotic houses showing richly decorated interiors, colors, fabric s and lighting from a city which draws on both African and Middle Eastern cultures.
Posted in Architecture