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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.
Chronicles the experiences, identity, agency and achievements of enslaved black people in Morocco from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Rating: 4 4 Votes
Choukri's book has become a classic of world literature.
Rating: 3.5 11 Votes
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.
Rating: 5 1 Vote
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
Rating: 3.3 3 Votes
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
Rating: 4 2 Votes
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.
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
Rating: 4 1 Vote
Named a Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Public Library This hilarious, colorful portrait of a sex worker navigating life in modern Morocco introduces a promising new literary voice. Thirty-four-year-old prostitute Jmiaa reflects on the bustling world around her with a brutal honesty, but also a quick wit that cuts through the drudgery. Like many of the women in her working-class Casablanca neighborhood, Jmiaa struggles to earn enough money to support herself and her family—often including the deadbeat husband who walked out on her and their young daughter. While she doesn’t despair ab... continue