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Nov 25th, 2014, 06:17 PM
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Good reads

Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good read where Morocco is the setting. Hoping to add to my understanding of the history/culture
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Nov 25th, 2014, 08:13 PM
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A start, authors:

Paul Bowles
Driss ben Hamed Charhadi (Larbi Layachi)
Mohammed Mrabet
Elias Canetti
Edith Wharton (In Morocco)
R.B. Cunninghame Graham
Walter M. Weiss
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Nov 25th, 2014, 08:18 PM
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Also Peter Mayne, 'A Year in Marrakesh'.
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Nov 25th, 2014, 11:25 PM
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I enjoyed both of these:

Cinnamon city by Miranda Innes

Clarke, Suzanna - A House in Fez
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Nov 26th, 2014, 01:51 AM
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Sallam 'lekum lyntay,

In addition to the knowledgeable responses provided already:

Insightful travelogues
THE VOICES OF MARRAKESH by Elias Canetti
MARRAKESH by Rogerson & Lavington

Easy reading travelogues
THE CALIPH'S HOUSE and IN ARABIAN NIGHTS by Tahir Shah

Historical narratives
LORDS OF THE ATLAS by Gavin Maxwell
PIRATES OF BARBARY by Adrian Tinniswood
LA PRISONNIERE by Malika Oufkir
THIS BLINDING ABSENCE OF LIGHT by Tahar ben Jelloun

Psychological/Cultural narrative
SCHEHERAZADE GOES WEST by Fatema Mernissi

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Nov 26th, 2014, 12:28 PM
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Interesting links provided by Darren the frommer's expert .
Thanks for sharing that Darren.
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Nov 26th, 2014, 06:29 PM
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Merck beaucoup. I have a lot to get me started. Thanks again
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Nov 27th, 2014, 05:36 AM
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Afwan (you're welcome) all.

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Nov 29th, 2014, 05:31 AM
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Enjoyed the Lords of the Atlas, also my roughguides Morocco guidebook.
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