The Legation's door, that is. This is a story of a fine building, the "Old American Legation" in Tangier, home to TALIM, the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies. Our new home. A fine building that has seen better days – sometime between when it was given to the United States of America by … Read more Gibraltar Shrouded in Fungus, or the Cat Who Ate the Legation
When they arrived in Tangier to run the American Legation, Thor and Elizabeth Kuniholm knew they were embarking on an adventure. It was 1991, when the world was about to witness the fall of the Soviet Union, and Francis Fukuyama was drafting the End of History. In Tangier, history wasn't ending, it was just taking … Read more Tangier Bids Farewell to the Kuniholm Era
"Ghana's Fairytale Ends…" was how the Reuters dispatch from Accra described the letdown ("the silence of the vuvuzelas") of Ghana's defeat last night at the hands of (or is it at the feet of?) Uruguay. The Moroccan waiters at the Tangier restaurant were rooting for their fellow Africans, just like the Algerians were last week … Read more A Ghanaian’s Black Friday On the Tip of Africa
As real estate pros know, location can be everything. The just-completed conference in Oran, Algeria of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies – AIMS – focused on the multitudinous aspects of location in "Viewing the Scene: Global and Local in North Africa." The happy organizers and hosts, the directors of the Oran-based CEMA (the AIMS … Read more Location, Location, Location: AIMS In Algeria
Tangier, the city where Paul Bowles' reputation as one of the Twentieth century’s most international of American authors grew during his forty-plus year residence, will mark the centenary of his birth in 2010. The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies – TALIM – along with the Spanish Instituto Cervantes and the French Institut … Read more Paul Bowles Centenary In Tangier
The historic Tangier American Legation is home to TALIM, whose museum, research library, and educational and cultural events underscore the centuries-old ties between the US and Morocco.