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New Horizons of Muslim Diaspora in North America and Europe, New Book Edited by Moha Ennaji

Rabat - “New Horizons of Muslim Diaspora in North America and Europe” is the title of a new book edited by the Moroccan university researcher and author Moha Ennaji. The book, which is in 282 pages, has recently been published by the US prestigious publishing house Macmillan-Palgrave. The book explores the situation of the Muslim communities in North America and Europe, with the participation of sixteen int ...

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Transcolonial Maghreb: Palestine as a Metaphor

By Mourad El Kkhtibi Rabat - The situation in Palestine was highlighted in the revolutions and demonstrations that took place in many Arab countries towards the end of 2010, among which were Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria. What did the plight of Palestine mean to the protestors and their demands for social justice, dignity, and the respect of individuals and groups? This general question was raised by Olivia C. ...

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Morocco’s University of Al Qarawiyyin Library to Open to Public

Taroudant - King Mohammed VI is expected to soon inaugurate the reopening of Morocco’s University of Al Qarawiyyin library in Fez, according to The National. Founded 12 centuries ago by Fatima Al Fihri and nestled in the old medina of Fez, the library will open to the public for the first time in its history. Fez native architect Aziza Chaouni, who specializes in restoring old buildings in a sustainable man ...

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Loubna Abidar’s Book to Be Released on May 18

Rabat - Moroccan actress Loubna Abidar, who starred in the controversial film Much Loved, will release her first book, entitled "Loubna, La Dangerous" on May 18. Abidar played the role of a prostitute in the controversial film Much Loved, directed by Nabil Ayouch. Loubna’s book is reportedly creating a hot debate on social media before its release. According to Bladi, the book is written in collaboration wi ...

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Shakespeare’s Muslim Characters Affected by Moroccan Ambassador’s Trip to London in 1600

Rabat - A Moroccan ambassador’s visit to London in the year 1600, which started a new era of political relations between the Islamic world and Britain could have prompted William Shakespeare to write progressively more inclusive roles for Muslims characters, a recent article by The Economist said.  "The life of Britain’s most celebrated writer coincided with significant diplomatic relations between Protesta ...

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Moroccan Critic Said Yaktin Wins Sheikh Zayed Award in Arts & Critical Studies

Abu Dhabi - Moroccan critic Said Yaktin has won the Sheikh Zayed Award in the category of "arts and critical studies"', the Sheikh Zayed Book Award Foundation announced Wednesday in a statement. The award, which celebrates this year its tenth anniversary, was awarded to the Moroccan intellectual for his book "the Arab literary thought: structures and formats", published in 2014 by Difaf in Beirut, Dar Al Am ...

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Minister Khalfi Presents ‘Moroccanness of Sahara, Reality and Illusions’ in Tarfaya

Rabat - Mustafa El Khalfi, Communications Minister, presented the book entitled, "Moroccan Sahara, Realities and Illusions” on Saturday in Tarfaya. This book, which was presented in the first edition of the International Forum, “Between Two Rivers,” is a “guide for advocacy for the national cause, as it refutes the allegations of separatist discourse, hostile to Morocco’s territorial integrity, by means of ...

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Publication of the 36th Issue of the International Journal Languages and Linguistics

Rabat - The 36th issue of the international journal Languages and Linguistics has just appeared on the theme: "Arabic and Amazigh Linguistics: Implications for Education." Prepared by Professor Abdeslam Jamai (Moulay Ismail University, Meknes), this issue includes a set of articles motivated by the growing interest in applied linguistics and the teaching of Arabic and Amazigh languages ??in the Middle East ...

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Review of Laila Lalami’s Novel The Moor’s Account

By Mbarka Bohamra Rabat - In 1527, a fleet of five Spanish ships led by Pánfilo de Narváez set sailed to explore present-day Florida, only to get lost and perish in The New World. The crew originally consisted of three hundred men including officers, soldiers, friars and settlers but four men survived: the expedition’s treasurer, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; a nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado; an ...

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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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