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Dorothée Kellou


A Romanticized Oriental Wedding in Marrakech

[The bride and groom. Image by author.]

Dikra and Sofian are both children of North African immigrants to France. Sofian grew up in a culturally mixed family. His father is Algerian and came to France in his late twenties to pursue his doctoral studies in Paris. There, he met Sofian's mother, a French woman of Spanish descent (Her family had fled the Spanish civil war and found refuge in France). Dikra's parents are originally from the city of Fez in Morocco. They arrived in France for work in the seventies. Dikra ...

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Dorothée Kellou


Dorothée Kellou is a Fulbright MA candidate in Arab Studies at Georgetown University. She is also a researcher at Georgetown's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Other writing and research interests include colonial Algeria and Palestine. She is currently conceiving a documentary film on the regroupment of the Algerian population by the French army during the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962).