Category: News

Title: Moroccan Dimensions

Date Published: April 26, 2017

Moroccan Dimensions is a compendium of four articles written by leading scholars on various dimensions of Morocco’s history, culture, and literature, and illustrated by images in the center of the book. In the first article, Valérie K. Orlando, Professor of French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Maryland, asks why French has dominated the literary scene, when it is not the mother tongue of Morocco. Abdelfattah Kilito, Professor of Arts at Mohammed V University in Rabat, ponders the use of ‘āmmiyya (colloquial Arabic) in works of Moroccan literature, and questions more generally what types of work constitute a literature. Rahma Bourqia, Professor of Sociology at Mohammed V University, reviews the reform of Morocco’s Mudawwana (family law) in the endeavor to expand women’s rights, and demonstrates how widespread change in social mores are challenging traditional positions in Moroccan law. Finally, Mohammed Kenbib, director of research at Mohammed V University, writes on the ebbing fortunes of Morocco’s Jewish minority in the wake of the political and military conflicts that engulfed the region in the mid-twentieth century.
Pages: 60pp.
ISBN: 978-0-9858734-0-0
Price: $15.00