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Recommended books (13)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Morocco. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

For Bread Alone by Mohamed Choukri, Paul Bowles EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Choukri's book has become a classic of world literature.
Recommended: 27 Oct 2022

2.
Hongerjaren

Hongerjaren by Mohammed Choukri NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Genre Memoir
Recommended: 13 Dec 2022

3.
Hoop en andere gevaarlijke verlangens

Hoop en andere gevaarlijke verlangens by Lailla Lalamani NL

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Genre
Recommended: 13 Dec 2022

4.

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami EN

Rating: 3.5     11 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Set in modern-day Morocco, the story of four vastly different Moroccans who illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain chronicles the circumstances that drive them to risk their lives and the rewards that may or may not prove to be worth the danger.
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022

5.

In the Country of Others : A Novel by Leila Slimani EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
The award-winning, #1 internationally bestselling new novel by the author of The Perfect Nanny, about a woman in an interracial marriage whose fierce desire for autonomy parallels her adopted country's fight for independence The world of men is just like the world of botany. In the end, one species dominates another. One day, the orange will win out over the lemon, or vice versa, and the tree will once again produce fruit that people can eat. In her first new novel since The Perfect Nanny launched her onto the world stage and won her acclaim for her "devastatingly perceptive character studies"... continue
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

6.

Infidels : A Novel by Abdellah Taïa EN

Rating: 3.3     3 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Set in Salé, Morocco—the hometown Abdellah Taïa fled but to which he returns again and again in his acclaimed fiction and films—Infidels follows the life of Jallal, the son of a prostitute witch doctor—"a woman who knew men, humanity, better than anyone. In sex. Beyond sex." As a ten-year-old sidekick to his mother, Jallal spits in the face of her enemies both real and imagined. The cast of characters that rush into their lives are unforgettable for their dreams of love and belonging that unravel in turn. Built as a series of monologues that are emotionally relentless—a mix of confession, hear... continue
Genre
Recommended: 03 Oct 2022

7.

Leaving Tangier by Jelloun, Tahar Ben EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Young Moroccans gather regularly in a seafront cafe to gaze at the lights on the Spanish coast glimmering in the distance. A young man called Azel is intent upon leaving one way or another. At the brink of despair he meets Miguel, a wealthy Spanish gallery-owner, who promises to take him to Barcelona if Azel will become his lover.
Genre
Recommended: 03 Jan 2018

8.
Leven en legende van Agoun'chich

Leven en legende van Agoun'chich by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine, Asis Aynan NL

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Marokko, begin jaren tachtig. Na twintig jaar in ballingschap geleefd te hebben keert een schrijver terug naar zijn geboortedorp in Zuid-Marokko. Voor het eerst in lange tijd komt hij weer in contact met zijn wortels en de legendes uit de streek. Een daarvan is het verhaal van Agoun chich, een man die wraak wil nemen op de moord op zijn zuster. Hij trekt als een Marokkaanse Don Quichot op zijn geliefde muilezel het land door. Op uiterst geraffineerde wijze verweeft Khaïr-Eddine eeuwenoude mythes met een verhaal over de modernisatie van Marokko. Leven en legende van Agoun chich is een homm... continue
Genre
Recommended: 13 Dec 2022

9.

Syolen lives by Malika Oufkir, Michele Fitoussi EN

Rating: 3.5     23 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Malika Oufkir has been a prisoner for most of her life in 1972 her father was executed. Malika and her family were sent to a desert gaol. In 1996 she was able to leave Morocco to begin a new life in France.
Genre Memoir
Recommended: 13 Dec 2022

10.

The Country of Others by Leila Slimani EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Genre
Recommended: 06 Aug 2021


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