What are the best books set in Morocco?

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    #1The Sand Child

    The Sand Child

    The Sand Child is a light comedy novel but with deep messages for young adults. It was written by Tahar Ben Jelloun and translated by Alan Sheridan. It is about a girl raised as a boy due to his father's wish of having a son among his eight kids.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Heard about The Sand Child from some friends and I was reluctant to read it, but I saw it on this list and decided to give it a try. It is cleverly translated, with good pacing and nice transitions. A little controversial on the themes, but it pushed through. "
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    #2The Caliph's House

    The Caliph's House

    The Caliph's House is a travel and adventure non-fiction written by English Tahir Shah. It was originally published in 2006. It is about the author's travel from London to Casablanca, where the author was culture-shocked.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "My hubby and I recently went to Morocco and I've been obsessed with its beautiful beaches and have been searching for books related to Morocco ever since. Can't say I am disappointed in this one. If I had the talent to write, this may be the way I will explain my experience in that sunny haven!"
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    #3The Sacred Night

    The Sacred Night

    The Sacred Night is a thrilling gender-bending novel for young adults written by Tahar Ben Jelloun and translated by Alan Sheridan. It was released in May 2000.It has elements from Arabic fairy tales and of historical Islam society.

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    Kenneth Moreno
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This looks like a waste of time that some loser would want to be apart of it if he felt like he was caught in the middle of it for real."
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    #4Let It Come Down

    Let It Come Down

    Let It Come Down is a realistic drama novel for adults written by Paul Bowles. It was originally publsiehd in 2006. It is about a New Yorker who moved to Tangier looking for a new lease on life but found out it is not as easy as it looks.

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    Lauren Griffin
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Let It Come Down: A Novel is one of best books set in Morocco. This book is a book about a New Yorker who moved to Tangier looking for a new lease on life but finds out it is not as easy as it seems. This novel has some interesting twists and turns and is really a pager turner."
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    #5Spider's House

    Spider's House

    Spider's House is a political drama with themes of culture clash written by Paul Bowles. It was published in October 2006. It is set in Fez, Morocco during the heat of the 1954 nationalist uprising.

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    Linda Hudson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is very interesting, it is based on a real story. Story is described vividly and it has a very unique style of writing. I can say that this is a book that is worthy reading it, and knowing what has happened in the past and what caused those situations. "
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    #6Stolen Lives

    Stolen Lives

    Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail is a memoir written by Malika Oufkir. It revolves around Oufkir's imprisonment, her escape and her fight for survival during her exile. It became a top pick for the Oprah Book Club.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Thrilling and sad, exciting but also a little bit scary. Oukfir really knows how to captures her audience. Take my word for it, you'll spend a sleepless night reading this book. "
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    #7A Year in Marrakesh

    A Year in Marrakesh

    A Year in Marrakesh is a memoir written by English traveler Peter Mayne. It was re-released in 2003. It is about a Westerner trying to fit into the vibrant and colorful Moroccan world in Marrakesh.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "For a casual reader like me, this book is alright, but it took me a while to finish and I wanted to write this comment for you. This book is slightly a crawl, a challenge to read. But it's easy once the author gets to the good part in describing what makes this Moroccan region unique. "
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    #8Humor and Moroccan Culture

    Humor and Moroccan Culture
    Humor and Moroccan Culture is an investigative book for young adults and adults written by Matteh Helmke. It was released in 2009. It is about an American's attempt to learn and understand Moroccan culture, including humor.
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    Gregory Rodriguez
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I enjoyed this book as a way to be introduce myself to the Moroccan culture through humor but it's also a little dry and meant for young people. A more mature book I might also suggest is "The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca" by Tahir Shah which has a very whimsical fairytale like feel to it without feeling like a book for kids. Both of these choices are worth the read especially if you are interested in Morocco and it's great culture. "
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    #9Shadows the Sizes of Cities

    Shadows the Sizes of Cities

    Shadows the Sizes of Cities is a sexy thriller novel written by Gregory W. Beaubien which centers on young American reporter Will Clark who got drawn into killing a drug dealer while traveling with his friends. 

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    Greg Beaubien
    Written on June 24, 2019
    "Fun, fast thriller, sexy too, with great descriptions that take you all over Morocco and make you feel like you're there."
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    #10The Food of Morocco

    The Food of Morocco

    The Food of Morocco is a cookbook written by award-winning author Paula Wolfert. It was released in 2009 with photographs from Quentin Bacon. It won the James Beard Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    Robert Davidson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Food of Morocco is a book written by award-winning author Paula Wolfert released in 2009 with photographs from Quentin Bacon."

Summary

Best What are the best books set in Morocco
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Sand ChildBooks 33 Paid
2The Caliph's HouseBooks 28 Paid
3The Sacred NightBooks 26 Paid
4Let It Come DownBooks 24 Paid
5Spider's HouseBooks 20 Paid
6Stolen LivesBooks 19 Paid
7A Year in MarrakeshBooks 17 Paid
8Humor and Moroccan CultureBooks 14 Paid
9Shadows the Sizes of CitiesBooks 1 Paid
10The Food of MoroccoBooks -1 Paid
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