Children in Dreams of their Future Competences

A project by Lillehammer University College, Norway

Get the new book “Sensations of a Berber village”!

Sensations of a Berber village
– Everyday life in Ait Abdi

barna på fjellet

Authors: Pär Nygren & Anne-Li Engström
Publisher: Lillehammer University College, Norway
Pages: 160
Photos: 108
Language: English and Arabic
Cover: Hard cover
ISBN: 978-82-7184-361-8

Price: 250 NOK/225 DKK/275 SEK/120 MAD. Quantity discount: >14 copies: 200 NOK/175 DKK/220 SEK/100 MAD

This book is both an artistic photographic documentation in its own right, and a part of a research project trying to understand the inherent history, present, and signs of the future in the everyday life in a Berber village in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The project supports the development, welfare and wellbeing of the children and their families in the small Berber village Ait Abdi.

All income from the book sales, except for postage costs, is transferred to the people of Ait Abdi through the Norwegian help organization “Friends of Ait Abdi” (to read more about this organization, click here!)

“Every single moment of the everyday life in Ait Abdi carries, in itself, many aspects of deep significance: the history and traditional culture of the Berbers, their present life as a mixture of tradition and modernity, and clear signs of their future lives as Berbers in Morocco. In this book we seek to impart our sensations of how these temporal elements (history-present-future) are present in the single moments of everyday life of the people of Ait Abdi.”
From the introduction

Get an impression of the fantastic high quality photographs and the exiting text in the book – just click here!

About the authors
Pär Nygren
Professor in psychology and social work, Research Centre for Child and Youth Competence Development, Lillehammer University College, Norway. Administrator of the research project in Ait Abdi: Children in dreams of their future competences.

Anne-Li Engström
Freelance photographer, living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. Working with books, magazines and personal projects.

Order the book now!
To get the book, please transfer the payment to “Friends of Ait Abdi” (see prices above and bank details below) and send an e-mail to with information of: 1) Name; 2) complete postal address for delivery 3) numbers of copies ordered and 4) transferred sum for extra support (optional).

Bank Details:
Bank: DNB, Oslo, Norway.
Bank: DNB, Oslo, Norway.
Bank account: 15035191302
IBAN: NO1215035191302 (when transfer from outside Norway)
Swift-address (BIC): DNBANOKK (when transfer from outside Norway)

Please, write your name in the message field when transferring the money.

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