Category Archives: Interzone

Tangier: Guides and Gateways

Clichéd images of Tangier didn’t disappear with independence. Emma Chubb investigates.
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Gaetana Enders, Tangerina in New York

Born in Tangier, married to a US ambassador, journalist and author, Gaetana Enders was a witness to the International Zone.
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Legation on the Holocaust Remembrance Map

The Legation – with its role in saving Jews from the Holocaust – was a fitting venue for the Moroccan Mimouna Association to focus on Tangier in World War II.
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American Pirate in the Consular Court

In 1952, “Nylon Sid” Paley was tried for piracy at the American Legation.
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Mapping Tangier’s Literary World

Josh Shoemake returns to Tangier for an evening presenting his Literary Guide for Travelers.
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The Sultan’s Declaration of Independence

Mohammed V’s Tangier speech of 9 April 1947 signaled a turning point in the road to independence, and coincided with the growing interest of the US in Morocco.
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Claude McKay’s Love Songs to Morocco

Why are African American poet Claude McKay’s years in Morocco often overlooked? Jacqueline Bishop revisits this giant of the Harlem Renaissance, who lived in Tangier from 1928 to 1934.
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When Sidi Bouariqiya Was a Nationalist Shrine

Sid Bouariqiya in Tangier was the scene of a major Moroccan nationalist event on 1 January 1950: the burial of Mhammad Ahmed Benaboud, who died in a plane crash in Pakistan.
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Josh Shoemake’s Tangier: A Literary Guide For Travellers

Take this book along with your map of Tangier, and discover the city through the eyes of writers from Samuel Pepys to its newest chronicler, Josh Shoemake.
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J. Rives Childs in Wartime Tangier

Like Oskar Schindler, Tangier American diplomat J. Rives Childs was an unlikely savior of Jews during the Holocaust.
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