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“You don’t strike me as Moroccan”

 

Amina is my next-door neighbour. She is 14 years old and in her third year of secondary school. Her parents grew up in Morocco; Amina was born in The Netherlands. Now and then a classmate might say to her: ‘You don’t strike me as Moroccan’. What do they mean? I decided to investigate the meaning of this comment by photographing Amina everyday before school. What does it take to strike someone as Moroccan? What does this say about our way of looking at people and cultures? And why do we choose to define people in this way?

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