• Alessandra Ciucci deposited De-orientalizing the ‘Aita and Re-orienting the Shikhat in the group Group logo of Postcolonial StudiesPostcolonial Studies on Humanities Commons 4 years, 7 months ago

    ‘Aita is a sung poetry practiced by professional female singer-dancers known as shikhat along the Moroccan Atlantic plains and plateaus. By focusing on the discourses and politics employed in the revalorization of the ‘aita, this ethnographic investigation will show how the official incorporation of the ‘aita into the Moroccan heritage has affected the sung poetry and its performers.