moroccan people

Translation of the “Arabic” parts !

Sana : You’re looking through my clothes ?

Mom : No

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Elias : You argued with mom ?

Sana : Is it obvious ?

I, a gay, spent 8 months alone reading books by straight moroccan people, so now I’m arguing that if you’re lonely enough anything sounds gay

Swarthmore College, French and Francophone Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Futurs (im)possibles au delà du texte: lectures queers de littérature contemporaine marocaine d'expression française. 

[(Im)possible Futures beyond the Text: Queer Readings of Contemporary French Language Moroccan Literature]

Marrakesh - Morocco

The Ben Youssef Madrasa was originally built as an Islamic college, or medrasa, in Marrakesh. Founded in the 14th century, it is still the largest Medrasa in Morocco. It was named after sultan Ali ibn Yusuf, who reigned between 1106–1142, and expanded the city and its influence considerably. At its height, the college could cater for 900 students. After closing as a college in 1960, the building was refurbished, and opened as a historical site.

The Madrasa is decorated with richly carved pieces of cedar and marble. The carvings consist of inscriptions, and geometric patterns, such as stars and flowers. 

“Traveling, one accepts everything; indignation stays at home. One looks, one listens, one is roused to enthusiasm by the most dreadful things because they are new. Good travelers are heartless." 

Quote From The Book of Elias Canetti "The Voices of Marrakesh”

Görsel :  Jean Besancenot -  Moroccan woman photographed in 1935

Zaouia Moulay Idriss II - Fes, Morocco 

This shrine is dedicated to Idris II of Morocco, the founder of the city of Fes. Building of the shrine began in 1717 and ended in 1824, and it has become one of the holiest sites in the city. The shrine has a functioning mosque and a tomb used for funerals. By the entrance, locals sell fruit, vegetables, objects and candy used for worship inside. 

Many Muslims make the pilgrimage to the tomb, in hopes that it will bring them good luck. For many women, it is hoped the a trip to the shrine will help with their fertility. 

Also I had a white dude guess my ethnicity just from my smile, this is so bizarre

He tried to guess it without me smiling and got it wrong, then I did and he immediately said Moroccan

How the fuck??? Normally non Moroccan people have a really difficult time placing me. Amazing