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sight of books removes sorrow from the heart."
- Moroccan proverb
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Morocco has long
held fascination for travellers, travel writers, poets and artists
of every stripe. Here are some books that can help you get the most
out of your journey.
arrangement, books may be purchased through Amazon.com simply by
clicking on the book's title.
by Matt Fletcher, et. al.
Lonely Planet Guides
Planet's guide offers less history, but more detail on very
practical matters of getting around. It exhaustively catalogues
virtually every option available to you in every place you
might ever want to visit.
guides understand the needs and interests of higher-end
Western travelers, and provide excellent intineraries for
those interested in the best shopping, accommodations, and
dining Morocco has to offer.
Get a sense of the geography of Morocco with Michelin's
map of Morocco, the (deservedly) most popular map of Morocco
A Journey Across the Desert
by William Langewiesche
observations and revelations from a 1,200-mile trans-Saharan
trek are poetically reported by William Langewiesche in
Sahara Unveiled: A Journey Across the Desert.
Heads are Green
and Their Hands are Blue
By Paul Bowles
whole list could almost be devoted to the works of Paul
Bowles, a writer who virtually singlehandedly introduced
Morocco to contemporary Western audiences. This engaging
collection of travel essays, now out of print (but available
in limited quantities in places like eBay and Amazon)
voyages through places that are as yet unencumbered by
the trappings, luxuries, and corruptions or modern civilization.
Bowles is a sympathetic and discerning observer who is
especially alert to what is bizarre and what is wise in
the places he settles. He is also disturbed and indignant
about the corrosive effect of Western culture on non-Christian
ways of life.
A Journey in Morocco
by R. B. Cunninghame Graham
Published in 1898, Graham describes his attempt to cross
the Atlas Mountains and reach the forbidden city of Tarudant.
The places he visits and the people he meets come alive,
offering a picture of old Morocco.
by Mourad Mazouz, Momo Mazouz
The Momo Cookbook is much more than a recipe collection.
Prose portraits of the land of the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisia,
and Algeria) connect its rich history to the development
of a distinctive cuisine that has been developed over
at the Kasbah:
Recipes from My Moroccan Kitchen
by Kitty Morse
book presents recipes from Morocco, pairing color photos
by Laurie Smith with dishes such as Barley Bread with
Cumin and Tagine of Lamb with Prunes. Notes on Moroccan
customs pepper this attractive presentation.
Good Foods from Morocco
by Paula Wolfert
Redolent of saffron, cumin and cilantro, Moroccan cooking
can be as elegant or as down-home hearty as you want it
to be. In Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, author
Paula Wolfert has collected delectable recipes that embody
the essence of the cuisine.
Books and Moroccan Style:
Imperial Cities of Morocco
by Mohomed Metalsi, et al.
The Imperial Cities of Morocco (Rabat, Marrakesh, Meknes,
and Fez) are some of the most intruiging, ancient, and
beautiful urban spaces ever devised. This book explores
these magnificent cities.
by Annette Solyst
The language of Timeless Places: Morocco is poetic, and
the photography is breathtaking. It's a great visual introduction
to the wonders of Morocco.
Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh
by Landt Dennis, Lisl Dennis
This revised edition of Living in Morocco celebrates the
indigenous arts of a country at the height of a cultural
renaissance. The work is a true celebration of Moroccan
by Paul Bowles
in 1950s Morocco, this novel examines the attitudes of
both Westerners and the Moroccans themselves as French
colonial rule disintegrated. It is deservedly considered
one of Bowles' masterpieces.
Road to Fez
by Ruth Knafo Setton
Read the powerful novel that Publisher's Weekly called
"evocative and erotically charged ... The lyrical
tale captures the pungent stew of sights and smells of
North Africa." And Amazon.com says, "If you've
never been there, you'll feel like you have after reading
Ruth Knafo Setton's 'The Road to Fez'... "