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Recommended books (19)
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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Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race & Islam

Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race & Islam by Chouki El Hamel EN

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Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Chronicles the experiences, identity, agency and achievements of enslaved black people in Morocco from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2023


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For Bread Alone by Mohamed Choukri, Paul Bowles EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Choukri's book has become a classic of world literature.
Recommended: 27 Oct 2022

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Hongerjaren

Hongerjaren by Mohammed Choukri NL

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

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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

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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

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In the Country of Others

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

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Infidels

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
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Recommended: 03 Oct 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

10.
Les jardins du roi

Les jardins du roi : Oufkir, Hassan II et nous by Fatéma Oufkir FR

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Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
En 1991, Fatéma Oufkir et ses enfants recouvrent la liberté, après dix-neuf ans d'une détention inique. Leur crime ? Avoir eu pour mari et pour père le général Oufkir, ministre de l'Intérieur marocain, " suicidé " en 1972 à l'issue d'un putsch manqué contre le roi Hassan Il. Un destin qu'était loin d'imaginer l'adolescente Fatéma, lorsque, dans les années 50, ce jeune Officier, farouche partisan de l'indépendance, la demanda en mariage. Après l'accession au trône de Mohammed V, Fatéma devient l'une des personnalités choyées de la cour, en tant qu'épouse d'un des plus grands serviteurs de l'Eta... continue


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