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MULOSIGE Reading List: The Significant Literary Geographies of African Festivals

By |2019-07-31T09:39:48+01:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Education and Taste, Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

In an era where cultural festivals multiply, so-called African festivals have spread in Africa, but also outside of Africa, in major cities as well as in little-known villages, for example in provincial France. What are some of their implications and effects in the case of francophone African literature?

Assa, Morocco: An Unwritten History?

By |2018-06-05T10:31:22+01:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Maghreb, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Through the annual festival celebrating the Mawlid, or the Prophet Muhammad's birthday, July Blalack explores the mingling multilingual poetry and oral histories from Assa, where Berber/ Amazigh tribes have long mixed with their Sahrawi neighbors.

Ibn Battuta’s legacy brought to life in Tangier festival

By |2018-06-05T10:34:49+01:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Maghreb, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Earlier this month the city of Tangier hosted a variety of academic, literary, and cultural events which brought to life the legacy of Ibn Battuta, the famous 14th-century wayfarer originally hailing from this coastal town. Tangier has a long-standing reputation as a city belonging to every nation and to no nation, as it passed