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Morocco Bound: Disorienting America's Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express

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Until attention shifted to the Middle East in the early 1970s, Americans turned most often toward the Maghreb—Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and the Sahara—for their understanding of “the Arab.” In Morocco Bound, Brian T. Edwards examines American representations of the Maghreb during three pivotal decades—from 1942, when the United States entered the North African campaign of ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published October 28th 2005 by Duke University Press Books (first published October 7th 2005)
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Bill
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One might compare Brian Edwards’ Morocco Bound to a Moroccan bisteeya (pigeon pie) – crisp, piquant, and sweet on the outside, rich and savory on the inside; burning to the touch and yet delicious to the taste; layered throughout, and deeply satisfying. It should be required reading for Americans interested in Morocco, and for Moroccans interested in how Americans think about Morocco. The prose is light and fluid and yet deeply informative; think of the basic text for a compelling university co ...more
Amanda Mouttaki
Feb 09, 2008 rated it liked it
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This is a fairly scholarly book but interesting historically to see how Morocco has been presented in the media and has grown in the American consciousness over time.
Eric Steere
Apr 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Great chapter on Paul Bowles, excellent introduction and an interesting survey i am looking forward to engaging with further.
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