Moroccan Mondays: The Art of Storytelling

Moroccan Mondays: The Art of Storytelling

The Peace Corps has three main goals, with the Third Goal focusing on bringing our host countries to our readership. With that being said, understanding my host country is exceedingly important to me, and one of my own goals is to bring a deeper understanding of everything Morocco to all of my readers. “Moroccan Mondays” are blog posts specifically catered to educating all of you about my host country, not necessarily the Peace Corps.


“When a storyteller dies, a library burns.”

~ Ahmed “Hajj” Ezzarghani, Master Storyteller Read More

Holidays in Morocco - Moroccan Mondays: Mawlid an-Nabi

Moroccan Mondays: Mawlid an-Nabi

The Peace Corps has three main goals, with the Third Goal focusing on bringing our host countries to our readership. With that being said, understanding my host country is exceedingly important to me, and one of my own goals is to bring a deeper understanding of everything Morocco to all of my readers. “Moroccan Mondays” are blog posts specifically catered to educating all of you about my host country, not necessarily the Peace Corps.


Yesterday, December 11th, was the first day of the next two years of my life. Read More

Moroccan Mondays: 10 Unique Observations

The Peace Corps has three main goals, with the Third Goal focusing on bringing our host countries to our readership. With that being said, understanding my host country is exceedingly important to me, and one of my own goals is to bring a deeper understanding of everything Morocco to all of my readers. “Moroccan Mondays” are blog posts specifically catered to educating all of you about my host country, not necessarily the Peace Corps.


Morocco is a captivating country, and in some ways, it reminds me of the United States. Yet, it’s still pretty foreign to me. I’ve noticed a number of things in this country that are strikingly different than anything I’ve experienced in the US, so I thought I’d share them with you: Read More

Flag of Morocco

Moroccan Mondays: The Flag

The Peace Corps has three main goals, with the Third Goal focusing on bringing our host countries to our readership. With that being said, understanding my host country is exceedingly important to me, and one of my own goals is to bring a deeper understanding of everything Morocco to all of my readers. “Moroccan Mondays” are blog posts specifically catered to educating all of you about my host country, not necessarily the Peace Corps.


“Mabel, do you remember what the Moroccan flag looks like,” I asked my two-year-old cousin from the front seat of my uncle’s 4Runner.

She stared intently at me from her car seat, digging deep to remember every detail of the flag I showed her the previous day.

“A red flag with a green star,” she stated, knowing she got it right.

“Yes, that is right! It’s a red flag with a green star! You’re a GENIUS,” I exclaimed. Read More

Moroccan Mondays: Meet the World’s Oldest University and Library

The Peace Corps has three main goals, with the Third Goal focusing on bringing our host countries to our readership. With that being said, understanding my host country is exceedingly important to me, and one of my own goals is to bring a deeper understanding of everything Morocco to all of my readers. “Moroccan Mondays” are blog posts specifically catered to educating all of you about my host country, not necessarily the Peace Corps.


A few days ago, my cousin tagged my name in the comments section of a Facebook video titled, “The World’s Oldest Library was Created by a Muslim Woman,” and I was immediately intrigued by it. Muslim women are constantly accused of being subservient or illiterate, and Donald Trump’s opinion of Ghazala Khan’s silence at the Democratic National Convention is a recent example of this xenophobia. Publicizing that the world’s oldest library’s founder was not only a woman, but a Muslim woman, can help change the way Westerners, specifically Americans, view Islam and its practitioners. Oh, and by the way, this library’s founder was Moroccan. Read More