A Street in Marrakech

A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 147860865X

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 9516

This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her familys unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and womens rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style.

Shopping in Marrakech

Author: Susan Simon,Nally Bellati

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1892145782

Category: Travel

Page: 234

View: 2426

How to choose among the thousands of shops, stores, and souk stalls? And how to even find them in this labyrinthine city, where street names and addresses seldom appear on the city map? Let Susan Simon guide you through the winding alleys, hidden courtyards, and bustling markets to uncover the best of the treasures of Marrakech: luxurious caftans; bejeweled shoes and slippers; ethnic jewelry; handmade decorative objects for the home; beautifully embroidered linens; colorful ceramics; sequined antique shawls; gold-encrusted glassware. The stylish author and the photographer (who has appeared on the world’s best-dressed list) both have dozens of ideas of how to incorporate your exotic finds into every wardrobe and home. The guide is divided into seven separate walks–and little bonus walks–that take you through the main shopping areas, using the author’s precise directions and visual landmarks. And, as a caterer and cookbook author, Simon can’t resist pointing out her favorite spots for everything from mint tea and pastries to fragrant tagines–many hidden behind innocuous entrances and set in ancient, verdant riads (traditional Moroccan courtyard homes) or on terraces overlooking the breathtaking city.

A Street in Marrakech

A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 147860865X

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 2298

This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her familys unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and womens rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style.

The Street Cats of Marrakech

Author: Dee S. Tóth-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908794086


Page: 34

View: 4702

This is the story of Luhut, a small cat who lives on the colourful streets of Marrakech. This is a tale of his adventures: of the people he meets and the wonders he sees every day, in what he considers to be the greatest city of Morocco, indeed the greatest city in all of Africa!


A Culinary Journey with Recipes from the Spice-Scented Markets of Marrakech to the Date-Filled Oasis of Zagora

Author: Jeff Koehler

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811877388

Category: Cooking

Page: 223

View: 7401

Presents an introduction to the food of Morocco, with eighty recipes for appetizers, tangine, coucous dishes, and stuffed pastries, along with a discussion of the country's history and diverse culinary culture.

Gardens of Marrakesh

Author: Angelica Gray

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711238909

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 5441

Nicknamed ‘the rose among the palms’, the thousand-year-old city of Marrakesh is characterised by its pink-coloured pisé architecture and its deeply rooted tradition for gardens and green spaces. The majority of historic sites are inextricable from their gardens – or indeed are historic green spaces: the huge royal orchard pleasure-gardens of the Agdal were described by Monty Don as "of international cultural importance on a par with Versailles or Villa d’Este." Scores of traditional riads and hotels like the Mamounia, created by the French in 1923 on the site of an eighteenth-century royal residence, offer splendid gardens to the visitor. Yves Saint Laurent’s Majorelle garden is an icon of modern garden design. The first book to be published on this fascinating subject, Gardens of Marrakesh champions the city’s relevance today in a world of water scarcity and urban development and explores its green heritage, considering some twenty gardens both from an historic and cultural perspective.

Time Out Marrakech

Essaouira and the High Atlas

Author: Ros Sales

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846700191

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 6285

Time Out Marrakech gives readers the ground rules for wandering this chaotic, charismatic city at will, as well as taking them directly to all of the addresses they shouldn't miss, from current hip hangouts to the riad (boutique) hotels of choice. Local writers offer pithy profiles of the best, the worst, the most stylish, and the most overrated of destinations for dining and shopping. It’s all here: Marrakech’s unique art and architecture, the irresistible souks (markets), Jemaa El Fna, and glorious trips out of town to the austerely beautiful desert and mountains.

A Year in Marrakesh

Author: Peter Mayne

Publisher: Eland & Sickle Moon Books

ISBN: 9780907871088

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 558

A new edition of a 1953 classic that captures the very essence Marrakesh and its people.

Together Alone

Personal Relationships in Public Places

Author: Calvin Morrill,David A. Snow,Cindy White

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245235

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 9111

"This is the first time public sociality has been studied this thoroughly. The essays explore a range of public and quasi-public relationships and look at them in new ways. An excellent teaching tool."—Ruth Horowitz, author of Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community "A wonderfully interesting and readable book."—Lyn H. Lofland, author of The Public Realm/i> "A wide-ranging, empirically rich, and analytically provocative volume."—Jack Katz, author of How Emotions Work

Moroccan dialogues

anthropology in question

Author: Kevin Dwyer,Faqir Muhammad

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780881332933

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 2520

College-level ethnography focusing on Morocco. Dialogues provide interesting approach to the study of fieldwork.

The Villas and Riads of Morocco

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Architecture

Page: 217

View: 2960

A tour of the rich architectural and design achievements of Moroccan residential interiors features more than two hundred photographs of palaces, riads, and casbahs, in a historical tribute that offers insight into the region's multicultural influences and the applications of numerous techniques and materials.

The Last Storytellers

Tales from the Heart of Morocco

Author: Richard Hamilton,Barnaby Rogerson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848854919

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 941

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco’s ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences. But this unique chain of oral tradition that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation is teetering on the brink of extinction. The competing distractions of television, movies, and the Internet have drawn the crowds away from the storytellers and few have the desire to learn the stories and continue their legacy. Richard Hamilton has witnessed first-hand the death throes of this rich and captivating tradition and, in the labyrinth of the Marrakech medina, has tracked down the last few remaining storytellers, recording stories that are replete with the mysteries and beauty of the Maghreb.

In Morocco

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: New York, Scribner


Category: Morocco

Page: 290

View: 5888

In 1917, Edith Wharton toured French-controlled Morocco with her great friend Walter Berry. Wharton was invited by the French Resident-General Hubert Lyautey to attend an exhibit of Moroccan arts he had curated in Rabat. Wharton refers to Lyautey?s positive influence on the country throughout the text, including his efforts to build roads, preserve the art and historic architecture of the country and maintain control of the nation in the face of possible German invasion during WWI.?Wharton describes detailed accounts of visiting cities, markets, mosques, ruins, harems, palaces and events, including a Hamadchas ritual dance of self-mutilation. This would be a rare privilege given that she was a woman and a Westerner. Wharton generalizes about the people of Morocco in an Orientalist manner, portraying them as mysterious and dispassionate. As with all of Wharton's writings, one learns just as much about the writer as one does her travels.

Hideous Kinky

Author: Esther Freud

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141956127

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7455

Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery. For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment; her children, however, seek something more solid and stable amidst the shifting desert sands. ‘Just open the book and begin, and instantly you will be first of all charmed, then intrigued and finally moved by this fascinating story’ Spectator.

Nubian Ethnographies

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea,Aleya Rouchdy

Publisher: Waveland PressInc


Category: Egypt

Page: 203

View: 5982

The majority of this ethnographic collection chronicles the period of Nubian history in the 1960s just before 50,000 Egyptian Nubians were moved from their ancestral home along the Upper Nile.

Secret Son

Author: Laila Lalami

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616200014

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 581

Raised by his mother in a one-room house in the slums of Casablanca, Youssef El Mekki has always had big dreams of living another life in another world. Suddenly his dreams are within reach when he discovers that his father—whom he’d been led to believe was dead—is very much alive. A wealthy businessman, he seems eager to give his son a new start. Youssef leaves his mother behind to live a life of luxury, until a reversal of fortune sends him back to the streets and his childhood friends. Trapped once again by his class and painfully aware of the limitations of his prospects, he becomes easy prey for a fringe Islamic group. In the spirit of The Inheritance of Loss and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Laila Lalami’s debut novel looks at the struggle for identity, the need for love and family, and the desperation that grips ordinary lives in a world divided by class, politics, and religion.

Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh

Author: Lonely Planet,Jessica Lee

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010139

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 3087

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Plunge headfirst into the mapcap mayhem of Djemaa el-Fna, reflect on the beauty of Ali ben Youssef Medersa, spend the night in an atmospheric riad; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Marrakesh and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Marrakesh map (included in print version), plus over 12 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers El-Fna, Mouassine & Bab Doukkala, the Central Souqs, Riad Zitoun & Kasbah, Ville Nouvelle, Palmeraie and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh , a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Marrakesh's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Morocco guide. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

Marrakech Noir

Author: Yasin Adnan

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617756539

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6072

"Armchair travelers will relish this collective look at Marrakech through the eyes of those who know its people and culture well." --Publishers Weekly "As Adnan warns in his charming introduction, this is an unusually joy and humor-filled noir collection, although it also has its share of murders, accidents, abuse, and theft." --Arab Lit, included in "6 New Summer Reads for Beach, Protest, or Plane" "Marrakech Noir, ed. Yassin Adnan, is the third Arab city to join the Akashic Books series, following Beirut Noir and published simultaneously with Baghdad Noir." --Bulaq (podcast) Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. North Africa finally enters the Noir Series arena with a finely crafted volume of dark stories, all translated from Arabic, French, and Dutch. Brand-new stories by: Fouad Laroui, Allal Bourqia, Abdelkader Benali, Mohamed Zouhair, Mohamed Achaari, Hanane Derkaoui, Fatiha Morchid, Mahi Binebine, Mohamed Nedali, Halima Zine El Abidine, My Seddik Rabbaj, Yassin Adnan, Karima Nadir, Taha Adnan, and Lahcen Bakour. From the introduction by Yassin Adnan: Despite their variety, these stories remain rooted on Moroccan soil--allowing the contributing authors to bring readers closer to the linguistic, cultural, religious, and ethnic reality of Marrakech, whether Arab, Amazigh, African, or Muslim, as well as its historic Mellah--the Jewish Quarter. Here is the capital of tourism, the city of joy and sadness, the city of simple living, the city linked to international capitals through daily flights, the city of the new European community, a winter resort for French retirees, and a refuge for immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa. Marrakech is also known for its sex tourism and a new generation of crimes. All of these aspects of the city are reflected in these stories, no matter how sordid. The authors haven't written only stories, they have tried to write Marrakech as well. Together their stories present a comprehensive portrait of the city, its sadness, violence, tension, and darkness, without neglecting its joyful spirit.

Marrakesh by Design

Decorating with All the Colors, Patterns, and Magic of Morocco

Author: Maryam Montague

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654010

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

View: 9781

"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son, Limited."

Frommer's Marrakech Day by Day

Author: Kerry Christiani

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 9780470717110

Category: Travel

Page: 190

View: 6667

This practical guide directs you on a short break in the most effective way. Aimed at sophisticated travellers who are looking for an accessible read to make the most of their stay. Full colour with bulleted clear maps make this an essential read. 15 Favourite Moments including Jemaa el Fna, Koutoubia Minaret, the souks, La Sultana Spa, storks at Kosybar, Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace and Essaouira Themed tours including Magical Marrakech, Arts & Crafts, Urban Escape Acts, Celebrity Marrakech and Architectural Elements The best neighbourhood walks: Central Souks; Kasbah, Mellah & Around; Jemaael Fna; North of Souks & Mouassine and Villa Nouvelle