Freedom for Morocco: A Family Tale is a historical and autobiographical book. By weaving together two intertwined narratives, a personal account invites readers into the home of one Moroccan family. A collective narrative reveals the shared struggles of Moroccan citizens for democracy. By alternating between micro- and macro-histories, this book presents fragments that have long been erased from the history of contemporary Morocco. Thus, it offers a corrective re-examination of concepts and key events conveyed by official historical sources from 1921 to the present day, notably Morocco's anti-colonial uprisings, the emergence of neocolonialism under the guise of formal independence, the institutionalization of predatory capitalism, the establishment of a democratic façade, the Islamization politics of the governing elite and the emergence of Islamism.
About the Author
Osire Glacier is a Professor at Athabasca University. She is the author of several monographs, among which Femininity, Masculinity and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017), Universal Rights, Systemic Violations and Cultural Relativism in Morocco (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013) and Political Women in Morocco, Then and Now (Trenton: Africa World Press, 2013).
Category: History, Politics, Cultural Studies
Trim size: 5.5x8.5”
Page count: 174 pp
Publication year: 2022