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Recommended books (6)
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.

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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami EN

Rating: 3.5     10 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
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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
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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.
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Recommended: 03 Jan 2018
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The Country of Others by Leila Slimani EN

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Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
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'A panoramic, ambitious tale.' The Times 'Exceptional.' Salman Rushdie 'Powerful.' Christine Mangan 'Captivating.' Elle 1944. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves France to join her husband in Morocco. But life here is unrecognisable to this brave and passionate young woman. Her life is now that of a farmer's wife - with all the sacrifices and vexations that brings. Suffocated by the heat, by her loneliness on the farm and by the mistrust she inspires as a foreigner, Mathilde grows increasingly restless. As Morocco's struggle for independence intensifies, Mathilde and her husband find themsel... continue
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Recommended: 06 Aug 2021
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The Happy Marriage by Tahar Ben Jelloun EN

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Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
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"Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco's greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion." --The Guardian In The Happy Marriage, the internationally acclaimed Moroccan author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of one couple--first from the husband's point of view, then from the wife's--just as legal reforms are about to change women's rights forever. The husband, a painter in Casablanca, has been paralyzed by a stroke at the very height of his career and becomes convinced that his marriage is the sole reason for his decline. Walled up within ... continue
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Recommended: 02 Jan 2018
5.

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami EN

Rating: 3.5     20 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
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***2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST*** Winner of the Arab American Book Award in Fiction Finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Fiction Finalist for the California Book Award Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize A Los Angeles Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Time, NPR, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dallas Morning News, The Guardian, Variety, and Kirkus Reviews Late one spring night in California, Driss Guerraoui—father, husband, business owner, Moroccan immigrant—is hit and killed by a speeding car. The aftermath of his death brings together a diverse cast... continue
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022
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This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
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Ben Jelloun crafts a horrific real-life narrative into fiction to tell the appalling story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies under the most harrowing conditions.
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Recommended: 03 Jan 2018

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