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Title The last storytellers : tales from the heart of Morocco / [compiled by] Richard Hamilton ; introduction by Barnaby Rogerson
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2011
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Contents Foreword: Circles in the Jemaa el Fna -- Barnaby Rogerson; Author's Note; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Red Lanterna -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; The King and His Prime Minister -- Abderrahim El Makkouri; The Gazelle with the Golden Horns -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; The Imam and the Wager; The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Hermit -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; The Birth of Sahara -- Ahmed Temiicha; The Trials of Noureddine -- Mohamed Bariz; The Sultan and His Vizier's Wife -- Mohamed Bariz; The Queen and the King, the Son of Amelkani -- Mustapha Khal Layoun
Nour and the Sultan -- Mustapha Khal LayounThe Laundryman and the Fountain -- Abderrahim El Makkouri; The Man Who Went Against His Father's Wishes -- Abderrahim El Makkouri; The Vizier and the Chicken -- Ahmed Temiicha; The Fakir and the Frog -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; The Two Hunchbackes -- Ahmed Temiicha; El-Ghaliya Bent Mansour -- Ahmed Temiicha; The Land and the Treasure -- Mustapha Khal Layoun; The Statue and the Robber -- Mustapha Khal Layoun; The Tailor, the Princess and the Eagle -- Mustapha Khal Layoun; The Sultan and the Thief -- Mustapha Khal Layoun
One Hundred and One Beheadings -- Ahmed TemiichaThe Three Figs -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; Suleiman, the Stork and the City of Gold -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; The Woman and the Devil -- Abderrahim El Makkouri; The Bird from the Land of Gabour -- Ahmed Temiicha; The Pomegranate and the Talking Drum -- Abderrahim El Makkouri
The Eyes of Ben'Adi -- Abderrahim El MakkouriThe Shoemaker and the Bird -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; The Vizier and the Barber -- Abderrahim El Makkouri; Seven Coins and a Donkey -- Abderrahim El Makkouri; The Sultan's Daughter and the Leper -- Mustapha Khal Layoun; The Nobleman and His Three Sons -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; The Vengeance of Allah -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; The Woman and the Black Cat -- Ahmed Temiicha; Aicha Rmada -- Mustapha Khal Layoun; The Traveller and the Pasha's Daughter -- Moulay Mohamed El Jabri; The Girl from Fes -- Abderrahim El Makkouri
Summary Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the 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
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Subject Oral tradition -- Morocco -- Marrakech
Storytellers -- Morocco -- Marrakech
Storytelling -- Morocco -- Marrakech -- History
Tales -- Morocco -- Marrakech
Oral tradition.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Morocco -- Marrakech.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hamilton, Richard (Radio journalist)
Rogerson, Barnaby
ISBN 0857720155