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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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What To Wear in Morocco: A Guide for Westerners

By Ajableu Oldham Rabat - A Westerner traveling to Morocco may be disappointed by the lack of sufficient information on what to wear in Morocco. Travel guides tend to be rather vague in their descriptions of appropriate dress, and fashion authorities, such as The Zoe Report, tend to present dramatic editorials that offer little practical guidance. Understanding what to wear will greatly impact your experien ...

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A Palestinian Mother’s gift – Poem

Safi, Morocco A mother, plucking her heart off her chest, Feeling bitter, to look strong doing her best, Said to the last of her leaving sons, bravely: This is your great day as a lover of the nation To which you’re bound by great infatuation; You’ve been chosen and responded eagerly;  Here’s my gift signed with my ample blessing Here’s my heart, I ‘m not in need of its whining Pulse or its stocks of love o ...

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First Edition of Sahrawi Festival on August 8-15 in Nancy

Paris - The Sahrawi Association of Solidarity for the Autonomy and Sustainable Development Project will organize, on August 8-15 in Nancy (north-eastern France), the first edition of the Sahrawi Festival held under the theme "Sahara: culture, history and belonging." The event, on the occasion of celebrations marking the Throne Day, embodies the different aspects of the Saharan provinces, along with their ci ...

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The Alliance of Women Writers of Morocco Founds a News Branch in Safi

Safi - The Alliance of Women Writers of Morocco (AWWM), including poets, painters and other creative artists was founded in accordance with the Cherifian Dahir dated April 10,1973, and modified on August 23, 2002. The AWWM is a modern, constitutional, cultural and intellectual society. It supports women’s awareness of their social and cultural roles and creative skills together with a spirit of sustainabili ...

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We are Jerusalem – Poem

By Najoua Bijjir - Amsterdam Land of Holy Pilgrimage Mortals claiming Heritage Marked by footpaths Of fools Killing human jewels  **** Jerusalem In thy Holy ground  Is buried The face of innocence Harmed by sadist dunce Leaving peace In absence  **** Land where Prophets Kneeled became Endless battlefields Upon thy soil Children are used as Human shields  **** Bombed and destroyed In mothers’ uterus  Fools c ...

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