What makes a Moroccan a Moroccan?
This month, we’re grappling with the question of Moroccan identity, a complex thing. Moroccans are Arab and Amazigh, Muslim and Jewish, Francophone and Arabophone. The country is in some ways deeply divided–between the religious and secular, the rural and urban, the rich and the poor–but at the same time bound by a common thread of “Moroccannness.”
So, what constitutes Moroccan identity in 2010? The answer is by no means a simple one. This month, we’ll hear from 8 contributors who each represent various aspects of “Moroccanness.” Some are Moroccan-born, but have left their country in search of something else. Others have remained. Still others are not Moroccan by nationality, but feel a part of the vast fabric that makes up Moroccan life.