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: 9186

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

Shopping in Marrakech

Author: Susan Simon,Nally Bellati

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1892145782

Category: Travel

Page: 234

View: 1694

How to choose among the thousands of shops, stores, and souk stalls? And how to even find them in this labyrinthine city, where street names and addresses seldom appear on the city map? Let Susan Simon guide you through the winding alleys, hidden courtyards, and bustling markets to uncover the best of the treasures of Marrakech: luxurious caftans; bejeweled shoes and slippers; ethnic jewelry; handmade decorative objects for the home; beautifully embroidered linens; colorful ceramics; sequined antique shawls; gold-encrusted glassware. The stylish author and the photographer (who has appeared on the world’s best-dressed list) both have dozens of ideas of how to incorporate your exotic finds into every wardrobe and home. The guide is divided into seven separate walks–and little bonus walks–that take you through the main shopping areas, using the author’s precise directions and visual landmarks. And, as a caterer and cookbook author, Simon can’t resist pointing out her favorite spots for everything from mint tea and pastries to fragrant tagines–many hidden behind innocuous entrances and set in ancient, verdant riads (traditional Moroccan courtyard homes) or on terraces overlooking the breathtaking city.
Posted in Travel

The Street Cats of Marrakech

Author: Dee S. Tóth-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908794086


Page: 34

View: 1409

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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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: 8986

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.
Posted in Cooking

Together Alone

Personal Relationships in Public Places

Author: Calvin Morrill,David A. Snow,Cindy H. White

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245235

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 4920

"This is the first time public sociality has been studied this thoroughly. The essays explore a range of public and quasi-public relationships and look at them in new ways. An excellent teaching tool."--Ruth Horowitz, author of Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community "A wonderfully interesting and readable book."--Lyn H. Lofland, author of The Public Realm/i> "A wide-ranging, empirically rich, and analytically provocative volume."--Jack Katz, author of How Emotions Work
Posted in History

A Year in Marrakesh

Author: Peter Mayne

Publisher: Eland & Sickle Moon Books

ISBN: 9780907871088

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 4519

A new edition of a 1953 classic that captures the very essence Marrakesh and its people.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Last Storytellers

Tales from the Heart of Morocco

Author: Richard Hamilton,Barnaby Rogerson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848854919

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 3444

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco’s ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences. But this unique chain of oral tradition that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation is teetering on the brink of extinction. The competing distractions of television, movies, and the Internet have drawn the crowds away from the storytellers and few have the desire to learn the stories and continue their legacy. Richard Hamilton has witnessed first-hand the death throes of this rich and captivating tradition and, in the labyrinth of the Marrakech medina, has tracked down the last few remaining storytellers, recording stories that are replete with the mysteries and beauty of the Maghreb.
Posted in History

Moroccan dialogues

anthropology in question

Author: Kevin Dwyer,Faqir Muhammad

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780881332933

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 6690

College-level ethnography focusing on Morocco. Dialogues provide interesting approach to the study of fieldwork.
Posted in Social Science

Marrakesh by Design

Decorating with All the Colors, Patterns, and Magic of Morocco

Author: Maryam Montague

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654010

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

View: 9492

"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son, Limited."
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In Morocco

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: New York, Scribner


Category: Morocco

Page: 290

View: 1684

In 1917, Edith Wharton toured French-controlled Morocco with her great friend Walter Berry. Wharton was invited by the French Resident-General Hubert Lyautey to attend an exhibit of Moroccan arts he had curated in Rabat. Wharton refers to Lyautey?s positive influence on the country throughout the text, including his efforts to build roads, preserve the art and historic architecture of the country and maintain control of the nation in the face of possible German invasion during WWI.?Wharton describes detailed accounts of visiting cities, markets, mosques, ruins, harems, palaces and events, including a Hamadchas ritual dance of self-mutilation. This would be a rare privilege given that she was a woman and a Westerner. Wharton generalizes about the people of Morocco in an Orientalist manner, portraying them as mysterious and dispassionate. As with all of Wharton's writings, one learns just as much about the writer as one does her travels.
Posted in Morocco

The Villas and Riads of Morocco

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Architecture

Page: 217

View: 9204

A tour of the rich architectural and design achievements of Moroccan residential interiors features more than two hundred photographs of palaces, riads, and casbahs, in a historical tribute that offers insight into the region's multicultural influences and the applications of numerous techniques and materials.
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The Tangier Diaries

Author: John Hopkins

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857736647

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2573

Tangier in the 1960s and '70s was a fabled place. This edge city, the 'Interzone', became muse and escapist's dream for artists, writers, millionaires and socialites, who wrote, painted, partied and experienced life with an intensity and freedom that they never could back home. Into this louche and cosmopolitan world came John Hopkins, a young writer who became a part of the bohemian Tangier crowd with its core of Beats that included William Burroughs, Paul and Jane Bowles and Brion Gysin, as well as Tennessee Williams, Jean Genet, Yves Saint Laurent, Barbara Hutton and Malcolm Forbes. Those intoxicating decades - Tangier's 'Golden Years' - are long gone. Grand old houses that once sparkled with life are shuttered and dark and most of the eccentrics who once lived and loved in the city have died. But here, in the pages of John Hopkins' cult classic, all the decadence and flamboyance of those days is brought to life once more.
Posted in History

Nubian Ethnographies

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea,Aleya Rouchdy

Publisher: Waveland PressInc


Category: Egypt

Page: 203

View: 9829

The majority of this ethnographic collection chronicles the period of Nubian history in the 1960s just before 50,000 Egyptian Nubians were moved from their ancestral home along the Upper Nile.
Posted in Egypt

The Caliph's House

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553902318

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 2088

In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true. By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family’s move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African folklore converge–and nothing is as easy as it seems…. Inspired by the Moroccan vacations of his childhood, Tahir Shah dreamed of making a home in that astonishing country. At age thirty-six he got his chance. Investing what money he and his wife, Rachana, had, Tahir packed up his growing family and bought Dar Khalifa, a crumbling ruin of a mansion by the sea in Casablanca that once belonged to the city’s caliph, or spiritual leader. With its lush grounds, cool, secluded courtyards, and relaxed pace, life at Dar Khalifa seems sure to fulfill Tahir’s fantasy–until he discovers that in many ways he is farther from home than he imagined. For in Morocco an empty house is thought to attract jinns, invisible spirits unique to the Islamic world. The ardent belief in their presence greatly hampers sleep and renovation plans, but that is just the beginning. From elaborate exorcism rituals involving sacrificial goats to dealing with gangster neighbors intent on stealing their property, the Shahs must cope with a new culture and all that comes with it. Endlessly enthralling, The Caliph’s House charts a year in the life of one family who takes a tremendous gamble. As we follow Tahir on his travels throughout the kingdom, from Tangier to Marrakech to the Sahara, we discover a world of fierce contrasts that any true adventurer would be thrilled to call home. From the Hardcover edition.
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Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh

Author: Lonely Planet,Jessica Lee

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010139

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 7630

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Plunge headfirst into the mapcap mayhem of Djemaa el-Fna, reflect on the beauty of Ali ben Youssef Medersa, spend the night in an atmospheric riad; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Marrakesh and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Marrakesh map (included in print version), plus over 12 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers El-Fna, Mouassine & Bab Doukkala, the Central Souqs, Riad Zitoun & Kasbah, Ville Nouvelle, Palmeraie and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh , a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Marrakesh's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Morocco guide. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
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Hideous Kinky

Author: Esther Freud

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141956127

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4173

Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery. For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment; her children, however, seek something more solid and stable amidst the shifting desert sands. ‘Just open the book and begin, and instantly you will be first of all charmed, then intrigued and finally moved by this fascinating story’ Spectator.
Posted in Fiction

In Arabian Nights

A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553384430

Category: Travel

Page: 402

View: 3575

The author continues his account of his adopted home of Morocco, exploring the tradition of the spiritual quest in terms of his own journey of self-discovery and his father's legacy of storytelling as he reveals Morocco's history, mystical beliefs, and culture.
Posted in Travel

Time Out Marrakech

Essaouira and the High Atlas

Author: Ros Sales

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846700191

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 5259

Time Out Marrakech gives readers the ground rules for wandering this chaotic, charismatic city at will, as well as taking them directly to all of the addresses they shouldn't miss, from current hip hangouts to the riad (boutique) hotels of choice. Local writers offer pithy profiles of the best, the worst, the most stylish, and the most overrated of destinations for dining and shopping. It’s all here: Marrakech’s unique art and architecture, the irresistible souks (markets), Jemaa El Fna, and glorious trips out of town to the austerely beautiful desert and mountains.
Posted in Travel

My Father's Shop

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kane Miller Book Pub


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2194

While Mustafa strolls in Morocco's marketplace, a rooster starts to follow him and after he imitates the rooster, the nearby tourists all explain what sounds a rooster makes in their language.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Urban Enclaves

Author: Mark Abrahamson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716706366

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 4675

Abrahamson explores metropolitan areas that have retained their distinctive ethnic, racial, and religious character in an era when American culture and landscape are increasingly homogenized. He revisits American urban dwellers in New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and Detroit to find out why these communities continue to exist while others have not. In the new second edition, Abrahamson broadens the geographic and temporal scope to examine the formation of German communities in 19th century Brazil and American expatriate artists in post-WWI Paris. Urban Enclaves, Second Edition can be incorporated into a variety of courses in sociology, history, anthropology, and cultural geography.
Posted in Social Science