Tag Archives: Mellah

Marrakech: impressions from an ochre city

“My name is Mustapha, I come from the Sahara, I am a Saharawi. Please, please come see the textiles woven by my women”. Mustapha might really be a Saharawi, it’s been a long time since the plight of his people has … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Morocco, Overlooked locations | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Irrelevant differences: visiting Mellah, the Jewish quarter of Marrakech

“Est-ce que ceci a été le quartier juif, donc?” Is this the old Jewish quarter, I ask, rather timorously, to my self-appointed guide. It’s Sunday, the day that will pass to history for the biggest gathering of people in a single … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Faith, Morocco, Overlooked locations, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments