Objects & Places from Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence, and Other Stories

Layla Abu Zayd
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Casablanca

This is the largest city in Morocco.

Rabat

This is the political capital of Morocco, and is described as a very pretty town on the coast.

Souk al-Arba

This is the village where Faqih and Zahra traveled, to find the spice merchant.

Caid

This is a prestigious government position that involved significant property, power, and wealth.

Year of the Elephant

This refers to the year 570 AD.

Wool Spinning

Zahra learned how to do this from her grandmother.

Pinhas' Shop

This is one of the resistance activities Zahra carried out.

Al-Adir

This is the name of a prison.

Divorce

This left Zahra penniless and with only a single room in which to live.

Casablanca Massacre

This event was a catalyst for independence.

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