Rachid Akbal

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As a storyteller who has told/exchanged stories on an international level (North Africa, Asia, Middle East, Australia, etc.), Rachid Akbal has been able to learn about the place of oral tradition in a variety of cultures and observe first-hand the power of storytelling to bring people together. He feels that in a pedagogical context, storytellers must be careful to remember that their role is to transmit a story and help others in transmitting their story and not to have the attention be on them as a person.