Marrakech - The Moroccan tradition of storytelling (Hikayat) dates back almost 1,000 years. Hikayat was used as a way to pass on cultural beliefs, such as moral lessons to children and to entertain people on long winter nights. Some stories were recorded and others were passed on orally. Nowadays, this form of entertainment is in danger of becoming extinct and disappearing.

Moroccan Tradition of Storytelling Revives in Marrakech
Bochra Laghssais is a BA student in English Literature at Cadi Ayyad University.