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read kindle À The Last Storytellers Paperback ↠ richard l. hamilton Õ Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition For nearly a thousand years storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna the legendary suare of the city to recount ancient folktales and fables to Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition For nearly a thousand years storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna the legendary suare of the city to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences But this uniue chain of oral tradit This book is clever fun and very interesting It teaches some valuable lessons which help you to see things differently It's a great read and will keep you immersed for days You will permanently have your head buried in this book and its many tales Definitely read it Zoe age 10

kindle ✓ The Last Storytellers Þ Richard L. Hamilton

Gacy Richard Hamilton has witnessed at first hand the death throes of this rich and captivating tradition and in the labyrinth of the Marrakech medina has tracked down the last few remaining storytellers recording stories that are replete with the mysteries and beauty of the Maghr This is by so far one of the best books that tackled the art of storytelling in Marrakech Through a collection of stories from the Moroccan folklore Hamilton takes the readers to experience a new world; a world that lays in the imagination of oral storytellers in the red city of Marrakech It is an interesting book for both Moroccan readers who want to learn about oral storytelling as a Moroccan cultural aspect through stories which might be lost or forgotten and Western readers who might have never been to Morocco but are interested to learn about it's arts especially the art of storytelling as a cultural aspect of the country and as an experience and a life practice for the oral storytellers

Richard L. Hamilton Þ The Last Storytellers ebook

The Last StorytellersIon that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation is teetering on the brink of extinction The competing distractions of television movies and the internet have drawn the crowds away from the storytellers and few have the desire to learn the stories and continue their le a wonderful bookRichard Hamilton a BBC journalist with a weak spot for Morocco has collected some of the stories that are told until today by the traditional storytellers in Marrakech The storyteller once a fixture of each Arabic tea house is unfortunately a craft that is disappearing uickly thanks to the ever present TV or other electronic gimmicks in each coffee shop or tea house nowadays And that is a real cultural loss At least some of the stories of this maybe last generation of master storytellers is preserved in this bookHamilton visited Morocco many times and with the assistance of a local guide he was able to track down some of the most extraordinary masters of oral storytelling Once he made a personal contact with them and convinced them to tell him some of their stories in order to preserve them for posterity it was not difficult any A stream of wonderfully crafted stories was recorded on tape and translated from the local dialect into English37 stories told by Moulay Mohamed El Jabri Abderrahim El Makkouri Ahmed Temiicha Mohamed Bariz and Mustapha Khal Layoun form the main part of The Last Storytellers Hamilton added an insightful Introduction that gives not only detailed information regarding the making of this precious book but that gives also a short account on the role of oral storytelling in the traditional Arabic societies Barnaby Rogerson who wrote an excellent biography of the Prophet provides an instructive forewordSo if you loved the 1001 Nights and you want to know about The Red Lantern and how it changed the life of two very different brothers or about The Girl from Fez you will not be disappointed I am uite sure you will enjoy this book very much and maybe you will say in the end It is good just like the Prime Minister in the story The King and His Prime Minister And there will be a much deeper meaning in this sentence as you may think right nowI read The Last Storytellers in a traditional tea house in Amman which was just the perfect place for it But no matter where you read it The Last Storytellers is a truly enchanting and captivating book