Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence, and Other Stories Setting & Symbolism

Layla Abu Zayd
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Casablanca

Casablanca was the largest city in Morocco. Zahra lived in Casablanca for about ten years. She enjoyed its cosmopolitan feeling and big city energy.

Rabat

Rabat was the political capital of Morocco, and was described as a very pretty town on the coast. In her resistance activities, Zahra spent a good deal of time in the city. Rabat was where Hajj Ali lived.

Souk al-Arba

Souk al-Arba was the village where Faqih and Zahra traveled to, to find the spice merchant Rahal. Rahal was a resistance sympathizer, and he managed to smuggle Faqih out of danger to Tangier.

Caid

Caid was a prestigious government position that involved significant property, power, and wealth. Many freedom fighters were rewarded with caids at the end of the fight for independence, including Mohammed, Hajj Ali, and Faqih.

Year of the Elephant

Year of the Elephant refers to the year 570 AD. In...

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