Monthly Archives: April 2012

A morning of field work in Khourou Mbacké

Last winter break, while vacationing in Touba (see this post from January 2012), I was able to visit the Murid shrines of Khourou Mbacké for the first time. Khourou Mbacké is only about 25 km from Touba, near Ndoulo off … Continue reading

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Architectural heritage weekend in Casablanca

Casablanca was a hotbed of modern architecture during the first half of the 20th century. In 1917 it became the second city in the world, after New York City’s zoning law of 1916, to adopt a comprehensive master plan for … Continue reading

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