Videos / SIEL 2022 – «Collective and historical memories» : Topics of importance for the CNDH

The CNDH stand’s 9th day of activities at the 27th session of the international book fair has dedicated its first workshop “debate and analysis” to “Collective and historical memories” topics.

​As a reminder, the Council created in May 2021 a memory preservation unit and promotion of the Moroccan Kingdom history with different affluent to promote reconciliation with collective memory.

​The goal is, actually, to avoid non repetition of the past sad events, to go forward to get rid of past constraints energies.

+ Collective and historical memories +

​A rich debate was enriched during this first session by various readings of literary narratives in relation with some historical data to the memory, and novels handling current events in terms of human rights such as “Revolution of four days”, written by Mr. Abdelkarim Jouiti and Mrs. FatihaSaid’s book entitled “Echoes of memory on the Rif mountains ”.

​“Revolution of four days” was approached skillfully by Mr. Abdeljalil Chafai, writer and PhD student who has stated to “Mr. Chafai has searched to reconstruct in his work facts and events which have accompanied armed confrontations in the Kingdom back in the 60s of the last century, his narratives reconstruct imagination and collective memory of the course of events”.

The workshop debate has also discussed profiles of nine ladies from the Rif, originally from Al Hoceima area. Mrs. Fatiha Saidi’s book entitled “Echoes of memory on the Rif Mountains”.

+ Influence of Berber/Amazigh in Hassani language +

​The Council’s stand other daily activity “Around a book” has presented the work of Mr. Said Kouais entitled “Present absent in the Sahrawi culture: Influence of Berber/Amazigh in the Hassani language”.

​Through this scientific research, the author tackles Berber language/Amazigh which is “occult” according to him, “by ignorance” or “intentionally”…

​In his book, Mr. Said Kouais affirms having combined three segments which tackle lexicon of Baizan music that hides Berber structures manifestations and their impacts on production of poesy texts in the Sahara, and another lexicon of farming villages of Oued Noun, threatened of extinction”.

​Note that Mr. Kouais has also interpreted some poems in wonderful and creative manners; the fact which has seduced and pleased the stand attendees.

+ Rouicha and big moments of Berber/Amazigh music +

​The Council’s stand has started its last workshop activity of the day “Around a book” with the song “Inas Inas”. That session was moderated by senior journalist Rabha Akka who has debated the works “Mohamed Rouicha and big moments of Berber/Amazigh”, a book written by Mr. El MekkiAguennouz, researcher in Berber/Amazigh arts.

According to a new statement by M. El MekkiAguennouz “valorization of Morocco’s arts and cultural diversity goes notably through valorization of song writers”

“Late Mohamed Rouicha was an emblematic leader of Berber/Amazigh heritage. This meeting dedicated to him sheds more light on his biography as a senior artist of Amazigh songs”, added Mr. Aguennouz .

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