Moroccan Culture & Traditions: Books

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Moroccan culture is a distinctive mixture of inspirations from several eras within Morocco's history, globalization, cultural variances, and extensive inconsistencies in the living situations of people within Morocco. The following is a basic reader put together to comprehend Moroccan philosophy, which too is said, variations definitely based on country, language and socio-economic position within Morocco.


Comicality and Moroccan Philosophy by Matthew, such an amazing book about the culture. This book started as the writer tried to learn Moroccan Arabic. When he didn't understand a joke during one of his language assemblies, although he distinguished all the vocabulary, it sent him on a quest to comprehend Moroccan life and thought more. This book is the fruit of that journey.

We Share Walls: Philological, Land-living, and Gender in Berber Morocco by Katherine E. Hoffman (available on Amazon). An examination of Berber men and women's use of language to shape their belonging in Moroccan society.

Moroccan Stories by Jilali El Koudia. A gathering of stories from various regions within in Morocco and includes a summary to Arab legends and a catalog of Moroccan legend collections.

Lords of the Atlas: The Rise and fall of the House of Glaoua by Gavin Maxwell. This history tells the duties and ceremonies of daily life in pre-independence Morocco while telling the story of El Hadj T'hani El Glaoui, the ethnic warlord who assisted the French rule Morocco.

Knowledge and Power in Morocco by Dale F. Eickelman. The book examines Islamic education and its role in Morocco from Independence to the Present.


Old-fashioned Moroccan Cooking: Recipes from Fez by Guinaudeau, Laurent, and Harris. An assortment of outmoded recipes from Fez, Morocco.

The Mellah of Marrakesh: Jewish and Muslim place and stand in Morocco's Red City by Emily Gottreich. This book inspects the designs of how Jews and Muslims as well as other expatriates interrelated in Marrakesh.



Morocco: Globalization and Its Consequences by Cohen and Jaidi. The book scrutinizes the expansion of Morocco within the Islamic world of North Africa. It observes Morocco based on the special effects of globalization and how that distinction with Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and other countries.

Morocco: The Islamist Developing and Other Challenges by Marvine Howe. An explanation of the early days of freedom in Morocco.


In and Out of Morocco: Rustling and Migration in a Frontier Boomtown by David Arthur McMurray. This book observes rustling of goods into the country by Moroccans existing overseas and how the arrival of these Moroccans every summer result in the ideas and values of the Moroccan public.

Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Journey toward Freedom by Leila Abouzeid. This was the primary novel by a Moroccan woman interpreted into English and tells the narrative of a woman who is divorced by her revolutionizing husband. It shows the differences of the struggles between contemporary and traditional values in Morocco.


Conclusive List of Moroccan Movies is obtainable on the Friends of Morocco website. This list is more than a list of Hollywood movies shot in Morocco, they are pictures about Moroccan life and philosophy in Morocco Holidays.

Moroccan Music

An example of Moroccan music is available in the market and on websites. They also have information on the Fes Sacred Music Centenary and the Gnawa Festival. A wide-ranging sample of Moroccan music is available on morocnet. This is a detailed sample of various types of Moroccan melody. Paul Bowles gathering of Moroccan Music is accessible at the American Folklife Center.