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Morocco - Culture Smart!
Morocco - Culture Smart!

Morocco - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

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168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $11.99 (US $11.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9781857338713

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Kuperard (Jan 2018)

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Overview

Morocco is a land of spectacular scenery, with a rich history, and heady with tantalizing scents and colorful sights. The call of the muezzin seems to draw people from every corner of the globe. In 1956 Morocco gained independence from French colonial rule and was jolted into the 20th century. Today it is a country in transition—a unique blend of Arab, African, and European ways of life. The teeming cities have an air of sophistication and joie de vivre, but life in rural areas has stayed much the same. And while the cities are highly westernized, tradition and religion still play a vital role in the everyday life of most people. With rapid change came problems. Lack of opportunity and high unemployment resulted in a "brain drain" as educated Moroccans made their way abroad, and a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam started gaining ground among the urban poor. Even so, as technology becomes widespread and the world shrinks further, Morocco today is coming into its own. Culture Smart! Morocco describes the way the country's past has shaped its present, advising tourists and business travelers on what to expect and how to behave in different situations.

Reviews

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel 

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel 

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer 

"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine 

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

Author Biography

Jillian York is an American travel writer and journalist, focusing on the intersection of technology and politics. She has been published by the New York Times, the Atlantic, Die Zeit, Al Jazeera English, and the Washington Post, among others.