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Author: Matthew Helmke
ISBN13: 978-0615142845
Title: Humor and Moroccan Culture
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Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Matthew Helmke (September 29, 2009)
Pages: 122

Humor and Moroccan Culture by Matthew Helmke



Matthew Helmke was sitting in a cafe with a Moroccan having a discussion in Moroccan Arabic. The friend told a joke and it was quickly discovered that vocabulary alone would not insure an understanding of humor. This prompted a question, "What did I miss?" In this book, Matthew Helmke explores the hidden aspects of Moroccan culture. These are the things that Moroccans know inherently, without being taught. The result is an intriguing look through the eyes of an American trying to make sense of Moroccan culture.

In this book, Matthew Helmke explores the hidden aspects of Moroccan culture.

Humor and Moroccan Culture book. Matthew Helmke was sitting in a cafe with a Moroccan having a discussion in Moroccan Arabic.

Matthew Helmke was sitting in a cafe with a Moroccan having a discussion in Moroccan Arabic.

Matthew Helmke A look into the hidden aspects of Moroccan culture that are necessary for understanding local humor. For more information about this book or to contact the author please write: Derby & Wehttam 263, rue Toufah Hay Zaza Fes Morocco matthewyandwehttam. For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. Please see the Final Notes and Thoughts section at the end of the book for more information about this licensing decision.

Humor and Moroccan Culture. A look into the hidden aspects of Moroccan culture that are necessary for. understanding local humor. 4. For more information about this book or to contact the author please write: Derby & Wehttam · 263, rue Toufah · Hay Zaza · Fes · Morocco matthewyandwehttam. 6 - Humor and Moroccan Culture. I sincerely hope I don't forget anyone. Thank you Ouazzani Chahdi Mouhcine for helping me find hundreds of great jokes in darija and for reading and correcting my Arabic transcriptions. This prompted a question. The friend told a joke and it was quickly discovered that vocabulary alone would not ensure an understanding of humor.

This project started as a language learning experiment. Matthew Helmke was sitting in a cafe with a Moroccan having a discussion in Moroccan Arabic. The friend told a joke and it was quickly discovered that vocabulary alone would not insure an understanding of humor. This prompted a question, ""What did I miss?"" In this book, Matthew Helmke explores the hidden aspects of Moroccan culture. These are the things that Moroccans know inherently, without being taught. The result is an intriguing look through the eyes of an American trying to make sense of Moroccan culture.
Reviews: 5
Llbery
It is a good little read, and made me and my wife laugh (She is from Morocco). However, there is no really deeper understanding of Moroccan culture, just some nice jokes and the author exampling why they are funny. Truthful, I think this would be more fitting on his blog's website than in a book. Just my two cents.
Gtonydne
I read this book in preparation of coming to Morocco. This book has helped me in more ways than I can count. Besides having useful information, it's also a fun book to read because the jokes are actually quite funny after you understand the culture (or at least that part of the culture.) If you're thinking about getting this book, or unsure if you should, just get it. I promise you won't be let down.
Dusar
Very poor book. It reads like a college term paper, complete with an unnecessary works cited section to fill out its slim content. I think the whole book was like 100 pages, large type, double space. I read it in about an hour and thought, well that was a waste of my time. It had very little to do with the supposed subject - it was mostly the author's opinions and judgements of Morocco and Moroccans - no research, no really meat to it. There are maybe 7-8 jokes in the whole book and then he spends the next few pages to "explain" the cultural references behind the joke... but not really. Mostly it's just his opinion. The whole time I was reading it, I was thinking, did this book really get published? Very, very disappointing. Don't waste your time or your money on this one.
Mallador
This is a wonderful book. It was insightful, and interesting look into Moroccan society & culture. Several of my Moroccan friends really enjoyed this book as well.
Wel
First off I know nothing about Morocco, I have never been there, but I read this book and it was hard to put it down. It had many little stories and some great jokes, but the key to this book is that you get to learn how people think and how the basics of humor works in any place in the world. If you are a comic I would suggest this book because you will learn the importance of situations and saying the correct things to your audience. I am also an American living in a third world country, and it helps with the culture shock.