à The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco ☆ Download by Û Richard Hamilton

à The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco ☆ Download by Û Richard Hamilton Amongst my favourite books and a great Preface Love the Red Lantern a short morality tale that I have never met before.
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 Square Of The City, To Recount Ancient Folktales And Fables To Rapt Audiences But This Unique Chain Of Oral Tradition 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 Legacy 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 Maghreb The tales told for a thousand years in Marrakesh are being lost to television, cinema and social media Mr Hamilton, the BBC corespondant for Morocco, collected stories from the last remaining tellers in this wonderful book.
Perfect wonderful stories Impeccably researched and thoughtfully put together, this charming book enfolds readers into Morocco s story telling culture and spellbinding past I read it to my eldest daughter, who is now reading it to her little sister in turn Perhaps Richard Hamilton has kept the oral tradition alive, after all Lots of money for poor quality of the book

This book is beautifully researched and puts into print stories that are in danger of being lost The long introduction does a great job of bringing the storytellers and their way of life to our attention and then the stories are recounted and authorship acknowledged A respectful work that has had the significant bonus of gaining recognition in Morocco and elsewhere for a valuable and imperilled part of Morocco s cultural heritage.
Bought this for a birthday present for a friend who is going to Morocco on holiday, she is very pleased with it.