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The Alleys Of Marrakesh doc ↠ Paperback ñ peter mayne ñ Amazing PDF Epub, The Alleys Of Marrakesh by Peter Mayne This is the best favorite book 190 pages isbn 9780907871088 format Paperback and others and has a text language like English At Paperback and others and has a text language like English Very funny especially in the beginning I also really liked how Moroccan culture and history eg the succession of dynasties were intertwined in the narrative It looks like Marrakesh hasn't changed that much in the last 50 years

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Is the best favorite book 190 pages isbn 9780907871088 form While I enjoyed this book a lot this one is harder to recommend than other books I've read about Morocco The stories this book tells are interesting but this is a personal journal that has been published That makes things a little disjointed I do wish I could step back into the past that see Marrakesh as the author got to experience it during 1949 1950 while Morocco was still a French colony It's fascinating what Marrakesh was like back then and I'd recommend it if you are interested in that time periodMy concern with this book is that the author included bits of French dialogue and even some Arabic rendered in Latin script in the text This made reading the book slow and I was constantly stopping to run text through Google Translate so I could better understand the situations being experienced Had a translation for the phrases used been provided or if you speak French this is a really fun book to read If you don't speak French and want to know about the details of the conversations you'll have to look up something almost every page It's possible if you pick this up as a kindle book translation is provided automatically through the app but I read a print copyOutside of the language issue though Peter Mayne seemed to have really done his best to experience Marrakesh like the locals do His experiences are still colored by being an outsider but he made an effort to get to know the place and its people Near the end of the book he runs into someone who knew him from before he went to Marrakesh and the sharp contrast in viewpoints between the two of them about Marrakesh really helped me understand how colonialism was viewed by the European powers This passage alone made the book worth it for me Some readers I'm sure though would like to hear from the experience of the Moroccans on the issue and that is not in hereOverall a good book but not one for everyone

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The Alleys Of MarrakeshAmazing PDF Epub The Alleys Of Marrakesh by Peter Mayne This Why did Mayne educated like EM Forster at Tonbridge School leave England? Insatiable wanderlust? Nothing of the sort according to Wikipedia which sketches out his father’s colonial career in the British Empire However whilst reading “The Alleys of Marrakesh” though I felt well and truly immersed in the Moroccan heat and bustle of that town; I sensed that Mayne purposefully directed me to what he wished to show me; whilst I learnt relatively little about himself That Mayne clearly fell in love with the Marrakesh way of life is undeniable He wrestles with how he can earn money in order to afford to continue to live in the town He values the Moors simple and gentle trust in a God who determines their futures; negating any need for them to strive for individual success or to be miserable about their condition in LifeMayne writes with detailed and astute observations on the very un British peoples who surround him His description of the hammãm steam baths and the joint wrenching masseuse is an absolute gem; following on as it does the deft sense of humour he applies to devastating effect in drawing attention to the inappropriateness of the white skin of the Northerner “The dead white skin of the Saxon strikes most people here as well as dead white skin and I must admit that under this African sun the Saxon resembles the fatty parts of cold mutton” p45The I read the this book grew into a series of delightful vignettes into the peoples of and their lives in Marrakesh; yet therein accumulated small seeds of dissatisfaction Variety in plenty but as it seemed a certain variety of the similar; excepting curiosities such as mention of a ‘recipe’ belonging to Bou Djem’a for the sweetmeat halwa halva incorporating hashshish from his bled a rural plot of land?p85 I bet that’s where Alice B Toklas obtained her infamous recipe for hashish fudge unwittingly published by Penguin in 1954 my error was to read this book in one go rather than eking it out over a number of months? Or maybe I ought to leave my sticky page markers in so that in future I can simply pick up this book and re read my favourite sections? Given that my copy is an aged classic Penguin edition leaving the sticky page markers in might not be such a great idea That could be a good reason for obtaining and marking up an e book edition