(In English and Moroccan Arabic). Hamman Story, a Moroccan Arabic Malhun poem: English translation and original text in Arabic script

Hamman Story


A Malhun poem in Moroccan Arabic


Translated into English by Mohamed Elmedlaoui 



(Translation and original text)





The Malhun poem Qesset Hemman (“Story of Hamman”) is a sarcastic poem very rich in socio-anthropological elements. Composed by Al-Aissaoui Al-Fallous (died in 1955), it magisterially depicts the socio-cultural trends among the low society people in the city of Fes at the late forties to early fifties of the 20th century.


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Mohamed Elmedlaoui                                                                                                          محمد المدلاوي


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