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The Intermedial Laughter: Prosaic Imagination and Everyday Life Philosophy (Part 2)

By Mohamed Mifdal - El Jadida Laughter comes from surprise or from the recognition of an incongruity. Schopenhauer argues that “the phenomenon of laughter always signifies the sudden apprehension of an incongruity between (such) a concept and the real object thought through it, and hence between what is abstract and perceptive” (Schopenhauer, 91). Similarly and within the same perspective, Kant contends tha ...

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Egyptian Soap-Opera Shows Belly Dancer Wearing Moroccan Flag Costume Outrages Moroccans

Casablanca - A scene in an Egyptian television series recently stirred up controversy on Moroccan social media when it showed a “sexy” belly dancer with an unmistakably Moroccan flag design on her dance costume. Although the dust has barely settled on Egyptian TV presenter, Amany El-Khayat’s disparaging remarks about Morocco in her daily show, a new “affront" to Morocco by Egyptian media has surfaced, seemi ...

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“Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa after the Arab Spring,” A new book by Moha Ennaji

Fez - The prestigious British publishing house, Routledge, has just published a collective book entitled "Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa: Aftermath of the Arab Spring," edited by Moroccan university professor Moha Ennaji. This book of 312 pages sheds light on the state of democracy in North Africa. It provides readers with a detailed understanding of the issues of cultural diversity and demo ...

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Khloe Kardashian Abstains From Intercourse during Ramadan

Fez - American television reality star Khloe Kardashian said that she is abstaining from having sexual intercourse during Ramadan, out of respect for the Islamic views of her Moroccan-American boyfriend, French Montana, according to Daily Mail. Khloe Kardashian, who has been dating Moroccan-American rapper French Montana since last April, admits she and her boyfriend are abstaining from getting physical in ...

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Moroccan film Adios Carmen wins first prize Yaounde festival

Tinjdad, Morocco - The film "Adios Carmen", made by young Moroccan director Mohamed Amine Benamraoui won 1st Prize in the 18th edition of the Festival of Black Screens, which concluded Saturday in Yaounde, Cameroon. Shot in Amazigh (Rif variant), the movie "Adios Carmen" takes the audience to to the complicated life of Amar, a young boy in the Northern region of Morocco, Rif. The 104-minute film tells the s ...

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The Hennah of the 27th of Ramadan

By Yahya Bouhafa Fez- Moroccan society is known for the strength of its customs throughout the world. These customs have manifested themselves in the form of different social celebrations time and time again yet the last decade has witnessed slight changes in the ways these purely Moroccan traditions are perceived and celebrated. Some old traditions have nearly faded, as in the case of celebrating weddings. ...

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Tangier: Two Worlds in One, A Moroccan Traveller’s Account

By Jaouad Radouani Tangier - This story takes place in Tangier in the city of Arousat Shamal or “Bride of the North,” in Moroccan local Arabic. In this story, which is nothing less than truth, the author and hero of this marvellous tale will shortly relate the incidents of his intrepid trip from a small village to a city of wonders, for the first time in his life, in a decaying bus through timorous mountain ...

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Crossing Borders in Diwan Sidi Abderahman Almejdoub: A Theatre Within a Theatre

By  Abdeladim Hinda Kenitra - Quiet hamlets in the Arif mountain valleys, spacious pastures on the slopes, lakes and dams here and there upheld in the chalice of the hills, fields green or yellow verging toward the blue Northern Mediterranean Sea and the Western Atlantic Ocean, villages and towns drowsy under the noon sun of July and then alive with passion cities in which, amid dust and dirt, everything fr ...

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I am Black – Poem

Safi – Morocco White inside, despite my black skin; That’s the contrast of life, I imagine. Just like you,i have got light red blood; My heart sings life in drowning flood; My white smile proves my innocence From a charge that is clear nonsense; I’m black; if you can’t stand the evidence, Ask nature to revise both our existence.  **** Ask, before, about our ancestors’ history, About mine’s struggle for free ...

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Ben Kingsley Take Part in King Tut Series to be filmed in Morocco

By Wassima Boujrad Fez - The English actor, Ben Kingsley, best known for his role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, is confirmed to join to the King Tut television series expected to be partially shot in Morocco. Tutankhamen was one of the famous ancient Egyptian kings whose tomb was discovered for the first time in 1920. Ben Kingsleywill play Aye, one of the principle roles, who was the King Tuta ...

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Celebrating the road trips in Morocco

By Amelia Verona London - With its breathtaking scenery, rich artistic and musical legacy, maze-like markets and many more, it is little wonder that Morocco is among the most sought-after destinations not only in Africa but the whole world. It welcomes many tourists during the year. Traversing the country's length and breadth is not a simple task. However, one way through which you are going to view this ex ...

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Casablanca More Expensive than Boston: Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey

Casablanca - Morocco’s economic capital is affected by the constant rise of living standards according to city rankings published by Mercer for 2014. According to a recent study released by the consulting company, Mercer, the costs of living in Casablanca is increasing each year, turning it into one of the most expensive cities for expatriates. As a result of the increasing costs of living, residents of Cas ...

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