A professional Amazigh storyteller

The art of storytelling is deeply rooted in the human conscious. The human history is primary an oral one that later evolved to a be a written, and then audiovisual, and finally digital. Some cultures however rely solely on the oral stories such as the North African Amazigh culture. This is mainly due to the lack of ancient texts that survived the test of times, and dominance of the Arab language with its association with religion.

One prominent Amazigh storteller is the 24y old Moroccan Bochra Laghssais. Her Twitter account introduces her as a “Storyteller, Amazigh, Ph.D. Researcher: Peace & Development Studies, Award Winner: Research & Gender 2020 UJI, Advisory Committee”

Storytelling the way we do it is more than just telling a story. Its re-living the story.

Bochra Laghssais

Bochra Laghssais worked as a storyteller in a cultural café in Marrakech. She is an advocate for girls education and empowerment and involved as coordinator and mentor for Project Soar Morocco, a non-profit organization advocating for girls education in Morocco.

Currently, she is a Ph.D. researcher on International Peace, Conflict and Development Studies. She is also an advisory committee member of “Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage ».

Her recent interview with Antopy Thoneng.