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Eric Calderwood

Eric Calderwood’s research focuses on the history and literature of Spain and Morocco. His writing has appeared in the American Scholar and the Boston Globe’s “Ideas” section. His reporting on Arab media has also appeared on NPR’s “On the Media” and in the online edition of the New Republic.


The Blind Plumber of Tetouan

Winter 2010 | Essays

Mustafa al-Farkhani stops outside the closed gate of the Tijaniyya shrine in Tetouan, Morocco, and holds a finger to his lips. His eyes go dim as he places his ear against the whitewashed limestone wall of the house that abuts the shrine.