Ismahane Elouafi ... And A "Morocco" Evening ... In Ninomiya House, Japan
Few weeks ago, the administration of Ninomiya House in Japan contacted Ismahane Elouafi, a Moroccan PhD Post-Doctoral fellow at Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, asking her to talk to a cosmopolitan audience of intellectuals and scholars based in Japan about her country, Morocco. Isma accepted to give the seminar.
Isma invited all those who would like to share knowledge about a country and a place she loves, saying that: "the world is a panache of beauty, tradition and varied cultural and art forms. I would like to share with you my modest knowledge and perception of my charming, scenic and picturesque country, one of the most wonderful and beautiful places I've ever seen. I always call it the Magic Land."
"It is a real country of contrasting landscapes and unforgettable experiences. Morocco brims over with contrast, color and mystery and all you can do is simply catch your breath in wonder. It has a timeless quality that no longer exists in the modern world, a sense that the past with all its glory and savagery still lives on, threading in and out of the present, informing with its every word and gesture. It is a wonderful place with a long and lasting history."