Childhood inside the Medinas of Morocco

October 2nd, 2012

In Morocco, streets, like in other Arabic countries, are an important part of Moroccan social culture. Within the Medina’s community and outside their family home, it is also in the street that children start socialising in their early years. It is a part of their education, a school of life where they build strong relationships with their neighbours and people in their environment. I was told that the life inside is slowly changing. House doors are not open as they used to be. Life has slowly become more individualistic and people are more suspicious. In the most touristic cities, some areas are now mostly made up of traditional hotels or private residences owned by westerners. Despite this change, it is still common to see children playing inside the Medina.

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