The afikra Podcast

‎“Who Were the Moors?” [afikra Community Presentation ‎from Mahdi Blaine]‎

Episode Notes

 The term Moor can refer to several groups of ‎people from North Africa. In this presentation, Mahdi examines  the origins of the term along with developing a narrative for its usage in Europe ‎throughout history. 

Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra
Edited by: Ramzi Ramman
Theme music by: Tarek Yamani

About afikra Community Presentations:
Every Saturday a community member delivers an in-depth presentation on a ‎topic related to the Arab world’s history and culture during a one-hour online event. The presentation is the ‎culmination of a month-long afikra coaching process to help identify a topic, find research and develop the ‎presentation. The goal is to showcase the presenter’s curiosity, research and share some knowledge. Each ‎presentation is followed by a moderated Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience on Zoom.  ‎Join the live audience: ‎


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About afikra:‎
afikra is a grassroots movement that has evolved into a global community dedicated to exploring the history and ‎culture of the Arab world. Starting in 2014 in NYC, our mission has always been two-pronged: cultivate curiosity and ‎to build community. We've hosted intimate salon-style events all over the world that feature in-depth presentations on ‎topics related to the Arab world, given by members of our community. What makes afikra different is that our ‎programs and platform is designed to engage our community to ask their own questions, and provide an open ‎community of peers who support each other as we all look for the answers together. Our vision is to build a global ‎community of curious minds who are interested in promoting intellectualism and deepening our communal ‎knowledge of the Arab region.‎