AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 5, Number3.  August  2021                                Pp.185-202

Moroccan Berber Patrimony: An Aptitude for Transnationalism and Universal Coexistence

English Department
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Dhar El Mehraz, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdullah University, Fes, Morocco


Moroccan Berbers/Imazighen have undergone centuries of cultural and economic exchange with different foreign powers that crossed to the Maghreb throughout history. Following a significant process of interaction and interchange, the mode of life of the indigenous people has been significantly shaped. This might explain a great deal of present-day socio-cultural diversity enjoyed and exercised in Morocco. The present study aims at investigating aspects of Berber’s interaction with the various populations that landed on North Africa throughout history. The research study builds on the following question: How does the Berber heritage enhance an outlook of transnational exchange and cooperation? The study reaches out the conclusion that Moroccan Imazighen had cohabited and coexisted with different races since immemorial times. Moreover, the study infers that such a longstanding tradition of borderless socio-cultural and economic exchange may serve as a background legacy for present-day Moroccan transnationalism and universal coexistence.

Cite as:

Herouach, S.  (2021). Moroccan Berber Patrimony: An Aptitude for Transnationalism and Universal Coexistence.
Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies 5 (3) 185-202.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awejtls/vol5no3.13 


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Sofian Herouach is a Ph.D. researcher and a published author. He conducts research in the field of Social Sciences at Sidi Mohamed ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Dhar El Mehraz, Fes, Morocco. So far, he has works published in peer-reviewed and indexed journals such as Open Political Science and AWEJ. Moreover, he is an active member in the educational sector, teaching ESL in public high school under the direction of the ministry of education, vocational training and scientific research. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2266-3668