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Download ↠ Street in Marrakech å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her family's 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 suspicAcceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities weddings funerals and women's 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 wr. More than 30 years later I can still identify uite a bit with the Morocco this author describes the community of a single neighborhood with all of its sisterhood hospitality competition fears and celebrations She is open to authentic Moroccan experiences and understanding of the common threads between societies than most books I've read from the same period

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Street in MarrakechThis is a reflexive account of an American woman and her family's 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. If you are travelling to Morocco and particularly to Marrakech I would highly recommend this book Even though it is set during the early 1970s when the author and her family lived in the Medina old walled city of Marrakech for a year the author's insights are still really valuable and relevant There may be motorcycles than donkeys on the narrow winding streets now compared to 1971 but the medina hasn't changed all that much in 40 years It looks and feels ancient and truly modern encroachments except for cell phones are few Not only will a visitor recognise so many of the place names in the book which is always satisfying but the content gives access in the sense of understanding to the people of Marrakech in a way that one's commercial transactions in the souks and museums really do not I was particularly interested in Fernea's revelations about the Muslim faith and how it is practised in Morocco Just to give you some context Fernea is married to an academic her husband was an anthropology professor at the University of Texas at the time of writing and she also refers to their experiences living in Ira and Egypt Her husband has come to research the market system in Morocco but she and her three children are living a most unusual ordinary life She refers to her ability to speak Arabic albeit with an Egyptian accent and the reader can infer that she had coping skills far beyond most Americans She came to Marrakech when it was a glamorous and trendy place associated with a certain drugged out hippie lifestyle but except for a few references to some young feckless American students who come into their orbit Fernea's family was living in the very closed world of Muslim Morocco Initially she finds this world nearly inpenetrable but gradually and mostly because of her growing friendship with Aisha a kind of household help and also a neighbour she begins to befriend some of the other women in the neighborhoodThe book is told in chronological style and covers exactly a year It does have a kind of narrative arc as the author goes from feeling utterly foreign to somewhat a part of things but like real life it is mostly a chronicle of domestic life with the occasional Big Event A wedding in the neighborhood is one of the first big events which the author and her family get to experience At times because of the many characters in the book not to mention the difficult names it can be hard to follow but mostly I found it really readable