Sardar, Ziauddin & Yassin-Kassab, Robin (dir.), Dossier “The Maghreb”, Critical Muslim, n°9, 2014, 240p.

Robin Yassin-Kassab has an enlightening sojourn in Morocco; Hicham Yezza examines the role of the Berbers in the Arab Spring; Marcia Lynx Qualey is dazzled by the transformative power of Maghrebi poetry; Louis Proyect spends some time with the Jews of the Maghreb; Cécile Oumhani provides a daily account of the Tunisian revolution; Paul Mutter tangles with al-Qaeda in Mali; Robert Irwin wonders if Ibn Khaldun had a mystical vision of history; Julia Melcher explores the absurd world of exiled western writers in Tangiers; John Liechty attempts to get a US visa for his Moroccan wife; Jamal Bahmad watches some revolutionary films; Arie Amaya-Akkermans admires Algerian art; and Anissa Helou tastes some Moroccan street food.

Content

A Moroccan Journey – Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Berbers and the Arab Spring — Hicham Yezza

Poetry, Identity, and Power — Marcia Lynx Qualey

The Jews of the Maghreb — Louis Proyect

Diary of the Tunisian Revolution — Cécile Oumhani

Al-Qaeida in Mali — Paul Mutter

Moroccan Street Food — Anissa Helou

Ibn Khaldun and History — Robert Irwin

Western Writers in Tangier — Julia Melcher (William S. Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams and others)

An American Abroad — John Liechty’s attempts to get a US visa for his Moroccan wife

Revolution in Maghrebi Cinema — Jamal Bahmad

Algerian Art — Arie Amaya-Akkermans

Skirting on the Surface — by Amal Hanano (Extract of a novel set in the Maghreb)

Two Poems by George Szirtes

 


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