Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kaouti's "No Man's Land" now in ebook edition

RE: (ROBERSON) USA-Morocco NGO interculturalism | conferences, publishing, collaborations | “Arab Spring” themed materials now in ebook  

SUBJECT: Kaouti’s "No Man's Land" now available worldwide in both ebook (instant digital delivery) and print editions

Hailed as "one of the most important plays in the Moroccan artistic repertoire following independence.."

--Khalid Amine, Professor and President of the International Centre for Performance Studies (ICPS) Tangier

Ready for course adoption: “Arab Sprint”, human rights, Arabic to English translations, contemporary Moroccan literature, Arab theatre/performance

And situated as “a product of Morocco's traditional 'open space' for debate - the theatre, No Man's Land foregrounds and predicts the “Mouvement du 20 Février”. It shrewdly highlights the seemingly irreconcilable struggles, conflicting aspirations, and complex socio-political realities of postcolonial Morocco. As various groups vie for power in the still-unfolding “Arab Spring”, Kaouti’s No Man’s Land reminds us that we ought to be paying closer attention to artists, the voices of 'insiders' and to performative powers."

--George F Roberson, Chair, Partners for International Collaboration and Education

Includes the forward, "No Man's Land: Voices From 'Deep Morocco'" by Khalid Amine

Translated from Arabic by Mohamed Yassin El Harruchi

Paperback – print edition $15

Ebook – Kindle edition $2.99

Free e-reader apps for Kindle books (PC, Ipad, etc)

View this announcement on the web

Bulk orders and reprint permissions through the Publisher

The English-language print and ebook editions of “No Man’s Land” were made possible through the generous support of the Crossroads Institute (CI) and in partnership with Collaborative Media International (CMI) and International Centre for Performance Studies (ICPS) Tangier, Morocco.

Collaborative Media International (CMI) is an all-volunteer USA-based book publishing cooperative with all proceeds reinvested for more books and conferences:

International Centre for Performance Studies (ICPS) Tangier is a Morocco-based academic NGO, founded by Fulbrighter to the USA, Khalid Amine. ICPS organizes the Annual Tangier International Conferences (8 editions complete) co-founded with Barry Tharaud (Professor, Fulbrighter) and Andrew Hussey (Dean of the Institute, University of London Institute in Paris):

Also from Collaborative Media International (CMI):

“Moroccan Arabic: A Practical Guide to Learning Moroccan Darija - the Arabic Dialect of Morocco
(2nd edition)” By Aaron Sakulich, Edited by Rajae Khaloufi, ISBN 9780982440933

Coming soon, new francophone edition, "L'arabe Marocain"

9th Annual International Conference, Tangier - Tetouan
Call for Papers: Performing the (Arab) Public Sphere
Morocco, June 1-3, 2013

Hosted by the International Centre for Performance Studies (ICPS) – Tangier

The conference aims at reframing the discussion on the public sphere and questioning the performative articulations of political critique. It is a continuation of our discussions in the “Performance and
Transformations” conference (2012).

Excerpt: The Arab world “has long being characterized by its Orientalizers, past and present, as not only lacking in civility but also in public-ness and public-ity.”(Seteney Shami, 2009: 14). Is there an “Arab Public Sphere”? Does it conform to the Habermasian model? Or else, it is a post-Bourgeois model? Is it different from the public sphere of the North? Or else, an exemplary instance of what Gayatri Spivak calls the “Feudal North-in-the-South”?

Arabic, English, French: simultaneous interpreting in all panel sessions. Proposal deadline: 31 January 2013

View/download/print full CFP:

ICPS conferences/publishing founded by Fulbrighters and supported by
dozens of Fulbrighters (to Morocco and to USA)

Join us!

Partners, co/granters, proposals, manuscripts, inquiries, etc., always welcomed


George F Roberson, PhD
Capitol Hill - Denver, Colorado  USA

Geography Human Dimensions Research Group -- University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Fulbright Scholar -- Morocco

Partners for International Collaboration and Education (PICE)
George F Roberson, Chair

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