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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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The Caliph's House, A Year in Casablanca

MRC66
Tahir Shah
Bantam Doubleday
2006
343
0553383108
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A great storyteller, of Afghan descent and English-raised, Shah leads us through Moroccan society and culture with deft portraits of ordinary neighbors and craftsmen as he and his wife transform a crumbling palace in old Casablanca.
$16.00

Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood

MRC10
Fatima Mernissi
Hachette
1995
242
0201489376
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
This captivating memoir by one of Morocco’s most outspoken women opens, "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, a ninth-century Moroccan city." Mernissi captures not only the spirit of the place, but also the hierarchy and decorum of a Muslim family compound.
$17.00

Eyewitness Guide Morocco

MRC58
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
392
1465457208
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact guide introduces Morocco's history, culture and attractions.
$30.00

Morocco Map

MRC13
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
1
2067202898
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A road map featuring city and town plans at a scale of 1:1,000,000. Two sides. 28 x 36 inches.
$12.95

Culture Smart! Morocco

MRC70
Jillian York
Kuperard
2006
168
1558689567
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this accessible pocket guide to Moroccan customs, etiquette and culture, by an author who lives and teaches there.
$9.95

Footprint Marrakech, the High Atlas & Essaouira

AFR254
Julius Honnor
Footprint Handbooks
2012
111
1908206713
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, informative guide zeroes in on highly recommended excursions, experiences and itineraries, including a concise overview of the region, its history, nature, architecture and culture. With enticing color photographs, helpful travel details and maps.
$11.95

Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook

MRC15
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
256
1741791375
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$8.99

Traditional Moroccan Cooking, Recipes from Fez

MRC44
Claudia Roden (Introduction), Madame Guinaudeau
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
208
1897959435
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
First published in 1958, Madame Guinaudeau’s charming guide to Moroccan cuisine explores the rich culinary traditions of Fez with anecdotes, recipes, drawings and chapters on everything from choosing spices and preserving lemons to the art of making and drinking tea.
$17.99

A History of Modern Morocco

MRC141
Susan Gilson Miller
Cambridge University Press
2013
303
0521008999
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Miller puts the history of Morocco from 1830-2000 into a global context in this incisive, readable survey.
$30.99

Morocco Courtyards and Gardens

MRC94
Achva Benzinberg Stein
Monacelli Press
2007
240
1580931944
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Splendid color photographs and aerial views of the palaces, mosques and signature walled gardens of Fez, Marrakech and Rabat.
$50.00

Traveling Spirit Masters, Moroccan Gnawa Trance and Music in the Global Marketplace

MRC144
Deborah Kapchan
Wesleyan University Press
2007
325
081956852X
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
The first English book on Gnawa (or Gnaoua) music offers a history and analysis of the Moroccan trance music that incorporates elements of jazz and sub-Saharan influences accompanied by enactments and incense to galvanize the senses.
$29.95

A Year in Marrakesh

MRC55
Peter Mayne
Sickle Moon
2003
190
0907871089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This brilliantly entertaining, insightful classic account of Marrakesh captures the rhythm and spirit of life in the alleyways of the Medina in the 1950s.
$35.00

Glory in a Camel's Eye, A Perilous Trek Through the Greatest African Desert

NAF35
Jeffrey Tayler
Houghton Mifflin Company
2005
256
0618492224
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The you-are-there narrative of a 535-mile trek on camel-back across the Draa Valley in the Moroccan Sahara.
$17.95

In Arabian Nights, A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

MRC80
Tahir Shah
Bantam Doubleday
2009
400
0553384430
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Shah (The Caliph's House) weaves his own family tradition of storytelling with commentary on Moroccan spiritual traditions, culture and history in this account of his adopted home on the sea in Casablanca.
$18.00

Lords of the Atlas

MRC35
Gavin Maxwell
Sickle Moon
2005
316
0907871143
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
A classic account of the tribal warlords of the Atlas Mountains -- and of life in French colonial Morocco. A rousing tale and excellent introduction to Marrakech.
$35.00

The Spider's House

MRC08
Paul Bowles
HarperCollins
2006
406
0061137030
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Fez during a 1954 nationalist uprising, this richly descriptive novel may be the most evocative of Bowles' many works based in Morocco. Originally published in 1955.
$14.99

Camel

BST149
Robert Irwin
Reaktion Books
2010
224
1861896492
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Irwin traces the camel from its origins to its role in the development of Arabic society to the present -- including the plight of camel herders in Darfur and its endangered status in Mongolia and China -- in this illustrated, informed survey of the camel and its role in society and history.
$19.95

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Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

ARB06
Geraldine Brooks
Doubleday
1996
256
0385475772
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World.
$15.95

In Morocco

MRC02
Edith Wharton
John Beaufoy Publishing
2016
144
1909612596
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Wharton's enjoyable account of her month-long journey through Morocco after WWI captures the landscapes, architecture and many aspects of Muslim culture and history with emphasis on the cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech.
$9.95

Insight Guide Morocco

MRC05
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
368
1780052723
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A profusely illustrated overview of Morocco, featuring concise essays by well regarded authors on history, nature and culture. With hundreds of photos and local maps, and some limited practical information.
$23.99

Mogreb-El-Acksa, A Journey in Morocco

MRC11
R B Cunninghame Graham
Northwestern University Press
1997
358
0810160366
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Among the pleasures of this classic account of Cunninghame's trek to the forbidden city of Tarudant, originally published in 1898, is his portrait of Berber life in Morocco's High Atlas.
$19.95

Sahara Unveiled

NAF05
William Langewiesche
Vintage Books
1997
302
0679750061
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Traveling across the Sahara from Algiers to Dakar, Langeweische has written an uncommonly good memoir of the desert, with meditations on its history, inhabitants and allure.
$16.00

The Sheltering Sky

NAF09
Paul Bowles
Ecco Press
2014
352
0062351486
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Bowles' most famous work, by turns stark and transcendent, is a tale of three people whose lives unravel in the desert of North Africa. Originally published in 1949.
$15.99

Year of the Elephant, A Moroccan Women's Journey Toward Independence and other Stories

MRC37
Leila Abouzeid
University of Texas Press
2009
125
0292721722
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set during the Moroccan fight for independence, Abouzeid's novella focuses on the growing activism and struggles of a working class Moroccan woman. Published here in a revised edition with eight short stories, a study guide and new introduction on the impact of this landmark work since its original publication.
$16.00

Islam, A Short History

ISL15
Karen Armstrong
Modern Library
2002
230
081296618X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges.
$17.00

Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco

MRC43
Paula Wolfert
HarperCollins
1987
330
0060913967
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Wolfert’s classic introduction to Moroccan food cuisine highlights the country and its cuisine, with great results. First published in 1973 and recently inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame.
$19.99

Rough Guide Morocco

MRC51
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2016
624
0241236681
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide aimed at the independent traveler, with detailed background on Morocco's culture and history and helpful information for getting around the country.
$25.99

Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue: Scenes from the Non-Christian World

MRC60
Paul Bowles, Edmund White (Introduction)
HarperCollins
2006
192
0061137375
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bowles' classic collection of essays about place, originally published in the 1950s, including his travels to Morocco, Istanbul, South America and Sri Lanka.
$13.99

Morocco, The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

MRC75
Marvine Howe
Oxford University Press
2005
428
0195169638
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A penetrating look at political, social and cultural life in Morocco under King Mohammed V, by a former New York Times correspondent.
$28.95

Fodor's Morocco

MRC81
Felic Aarons (Editor)
Fodor's
2015
400
1101878002
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With essentials for travelers, from maps and recommendations on accommodations and dining to an overview of attractions.
$22.99

Scheherazade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems

MRC87
Fatima Mernissi
Washington Square Press
2002
240
0743412435
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With humor and depth, Mernissi (Dreams of Trespass) weaves biography, culture and a witty meditation on the myth and meanings of harems, sex and beauty in the Western and Muslim worlds. An independent-thinking modern Moroccan, Mernissi is a sociology professor in Rabat.
$16.95

Tagine, Spicy Stews from Morocco

MRC109
Ghillie Basan
Stackpole Books
2007
64
1845974794
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
An excellent, illustrated collection of recipes for dozens of variations on this seminal Moroccan dish.
$15.95

Morocco, The Traveller's Companion

MRC113
Margar Bidwell (Editor)
St. Martins
2005
309
1845111079
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Pepys, Defoe, Twain, Orwell and Wharton, as well as famous Muslim travelers such as Leo Africanus and a host of others -- merchants, sailors, consuls and scholars-- are all included.
$26.00

A House in Fez

MRC116
Suzanna Clarke
Pocket Books
2008
263
1416578935
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Clarke's poignant, gorgeously illustrated tale of restoring Riad Zany, a traditional courtyard house in the heart of the ancient city.
$18.99

National Geographic Morocco

MRC117
Carole French
National Geographic
2011
320
1426207069
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An abundantly illustrated guide to the country, with essays on history and culture and color maps.
$25.95

Berber Odes, Poetry from the Mountains of Morocco

MRC123
Michael Peyron (Editor)
Sickle Moon
2011
128
1906011281
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Peyron draws on his rich oral recordings from the last of the traditional bards, collected over the last 50 years, for this illuminating collection.
$19.00

Mourad, New Moroccan

MRC126
Mourad Lahlou
Workman Publishing Company
2011
1
1579654290
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Inspired by memories, steeped in stories and informed by his experience at the Michelin-starred Aziza in San Francisco, Mourad weaves 100 recipes, both classic and wholly inventive, with tales and photographs of Morocco and his family in Marrakech.
$40.00

Made in Morocco, A Journey of Exotic Tastes & Places

MRC128
Julie Le Clerc
Penguin Putnam
2005
196
0143019422
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A Middle Eastern cookbook focusing on slow cooked meats and interesting grains and vegetables. Accompanied by color photographs and reflections on the culture.
$25.00

The Food of Morocco

MRC129
Paula Wolfert
Ecco Press
2011
517
0061957550
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A Mediterranean cuisine icon brings a lifetime of experience and taste to this gorgeously illustrated cookbook and cultural guide.
$45.00

The Forgiven

MRC137
Lawrence Osborne
Random House
2013
290
0307889041
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Osborne offers a fresh take on the clash of Islamic and Western values (or the lack thereof) after a wild party at a Moroccan desert villa turns sour when two of the guests arrive with the body of a local stowed in their trunk.
$16.00

Berbers and Others, Beyond Tribe and Nation in the Maghrib

NAF88
Susan Gilson Miller (Editor)
Indiana University Press
2010
225
0253222001
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This collection of scholary essays offers fresh perspectives on new forms of social and political activism and Berber life in today's Maghrib.
$24.95

This Blinding Absence of Light

MRC143
Tahar Ben Jelloun
Penguin Putnam
2006
195
014303572X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Novelist Ben Jelloun worked closely with a survivor in the disturbing tale of a young man, imprisoned for 20 years in an underground tomb by King Hassan II of Morocco.
$15.00

For Kids

The Butter Man

MRC92
Elizabeth Alalou
2011
31
1580891276
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This charming tale of a childhood in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco includes folk art illustrations evoking the cultural and natural landscape.
$6.95

Crab With the Golden Claws

NAF65
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2012
96
0316198765
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
In this ninth book in the series, set in the Moroccan Sahara and aboard a ship, Herge has his intrepid young reporter Tintin, faithful Snowy, Captain Haddock and others tangle with kidnappers, smugglers and pirates.
$8.99