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Morocco to Be Guest of Honor at the 48th Annual Cairo International Book Fair in 2017

Rabat - Egyptian Cultural Minister Hilmi al-Namnam announced on Wednesday in Cairo, that Morocco will be the guest of honor at the 48th annual Cairo International Book Fair in 2017. During the closing ceremony of the 47th exhibition, Minister al-Namnam said that the book fair is keen on honoring a variety of works from different guest countries, and ”if Bahrain was the guest of honor this year from the Gulf ...

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Global Alarcanah Poetry Prize Ceremony Hosted in Casablanca as Part of International Book Fair

By Asmaa Bahadi Rabat - The House of Poetry in Morocco will hold an artistic and cultural ceremony at Hall Abdelhadi Tazi on Saturday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m., in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and CDG CARE organization. This event is part of the 22nd Annual International Exhibition of Publishing and Books in Casablanca. Held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, Casablanca’s International B ...

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“Minorities, Women, and the State in North Africa,” New Book Edited by Moha Ennaji

Rabat - “Minorities, Women, and the State in North Africa” is the title of a new book edited by the Moroccan University professor and research Moha Ennaji. The book has recently been published by Red Sea Press in the US. This book, which is a collection of chapters from prominent international scholars, aims to unravel the problems and injustices suffered by minorities and women in North Africa. It focuses ...

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Interview with Co-Author of Jews under Moroccan Skies: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Life

By Ousama Saki Agadir - Jews under Moroccan Skies: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Life is a long awaited book and the fruit of a research enterprise undertaken by a Moroccan Jew, Raphael David Elmaleh and his Scottish co-author, George Ricketts. Ricketts describes their book as an attempt to preserve some of the long, unwritten history of Moroccan Jews, which has frequently been transmitted by word of mouth. ...

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“Islam and Terrorism”: An Islamophobia Bible (Part 2)

Casablanca - In the first part of this article series, I introduced Mark A. Gabriel’s book and situated it within the Islamophobic literature whose simplistic approach serves no purpose except to fuel hatred in the world. To substantiate my claim, in this article I shed light on the first technique that is heavily utilized in the Gabriel’s book, Islam and Terrorism: decontextualizing the scriptural texts. D ...

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“Islam and Terrorism”: An Islamophobia Bible (Part 1)

Casablanca - It has become a worldwide tendency today, that in immediate aftermath of a terrorist attack, Muslim scholars, public speakers, and even common Muslims begin to apologetically condemn these attacks and attempt to discharge Islam of its accusations. On the other hand, the industry of terrorism experts booms and the self-proclaimed terror-experts begin appearing more frequently on political platfo ...

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Book Review: “Straight Talking” By Jane Green

By Mourad El Hanafi Straight Talking is a novel of beauty, love, sex, and heartbreak. The narrator–the heroine–Tasha, as her intimate friends like to call her, is a young lady who is in constant search of passion. She’s a beauty, but when it comes to handsome men, she is gullible; with a little bit of flattery and eloquence on the part of the men she keeps an eye on, she falls over herself and frantically g ...

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Morocco to Participate at Frankfurt Book Fair

By Yasyn Mouhir Marrakech - The Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Moroccan Office for Exportation, announced Morocco’s participation at the Frankfurt Book Fair t from 14- 18 October 2015. This participation is part of the ministry’s new strategy to support the book, as it relates particularly to the axis of sponsoring Moroccan publishers at international fairs. In the Frankfurt "Catalogue", the ...

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Moroccan Author Wins Award for Her Novel About A Woman Sex Addiction

Taroudant - Franco-Moroccan journalist Leila Slimani won the Prix La Mamounia, a literary award considered the Moroccan equivalent of the French Prix Goncourt, for her novel “In the Garden of the Ogre.” According to France24, Slimani is the first woman to win La Mamounia Literary award, which was created to award Moroccan francophone writers on the value of their products. The novel tells the story of Adèle ...

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‘War Stories from my Father’ Highlights the French Ignored ‘Colonial’ Past

By Abdellatif Lahlali Massachusetts - Growing up in Tangier, Morocco, in the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, I remember the most memorable times I had as a child were when I sat listening to my Father talk about War! These occasions usually occurred when he had one or two Old French Army Veterans come to visit us in our Home. These men were ‘Anciens Combattants’. Old Veterans from the French Army of North A ...

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Leila Slimani’s Book “In the Garden of the Ogre” to Become a Film

By Yasyn Mouhir Marrakech - A producer has bought the rights to make a motion picture based on Leila Slimani's book "In the Garden of the Ogre," which won the sixth edition of Mamounia literary prize. There is no information about when the shooting of the film will start or the name of the actress in the leading role. The book was written by Franco-Moroccan journalist Leila Slimani, who lives in Paris, and ...

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Morocco’s Omar Taour Wins Edward Said Prize

YBy Yassine Mouhir Marrakech - Moroccan researcher, Omar Taour, was awarded the Edward Said Prize for Orientalist Speech Critique, one of the prizes of the fourth Cultural Palestine event, organized by the International Foundation of Palestine. Omar Taour and the festival’s other prize winners were given their awards on Saturday September 12, during a ceremony held in Amman, Jordan under the title "Cultural ...

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