Suggestions for Morocco?
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Has anybody read Edith Wharton's In Morocco? I'm also interested to know a bit about the country's history, any recommendations will be welcome.
This Christmas Vox Humana Books will be releasing Carolyn A. Thériault's new and
exciting travel memoir: "Stealing Fatima’s Hand – A Moroccan Sojourn"
Release Date: Stealing Fatima’s Hand
ISBN: 978-965-7504-00-0 338 pages
For review copies, please contact: Philip Hyams: publisher@voxhumana-
In addition to being an invaluable travel resource - Stealing Fatima’s
Hand is an unforgettable collection of interconnected narratives
presenting an alternative view of Morocco – a country not of
labyrinthine alleys, Kasbahs, and smoky tea rooms – but a more madcap
Morocco, one left to be discovered after all the coach tours depart.
Unconventional and candid – Stealing Fatima’s Hand stands out as an
irreverent black sheep in the literary travel genre, succeeding in
undoing for Morocco everything that Peter Mayle has done for Provence.
The book spans two years of Carolyn’s experiences in Rabat, where with
humor and honesty she struggles with Moroccan bureaucracy, sexual
harassment, the threat of terrorism, devious students, randy co-
teachers, and the temptation of having French pastries washed down
with gin and tonics for every meal. All this in a country, where apart
from her, the only vegetarians are the sheep and the goats.
'Morocco and the Moors' by Arthur Leared written in 1896.
'Morocco Its People and Places' by Edmondo De Amicis written in 1882.
'The Land of the Moors' by Budgett Meakin written in 1901.
You could try any of these to get a flavor of old Morocco.
I'm not sure how available they are in paperback, Darf Publishers in the UK have hardcover facsimile editions though they can be a bit expensive (but very nice)