Morocco reading list for Kids
Beija really loved The Scorpions of Zahir. She had dreams about sandstorms for a long time. The last two on street cats and the storyteller are for younger kids but had beautiful illustrations and nice stories.
Morocco Reading List for Grownups (or Very Advanced Kids)
There were some kind of depressing Paul Bowles books here. Can a character get a break, Paul? Despite the book noir vibe, they were, of course, amazing reading. He paints pictures that are at the same time stark and rich. I read The Sheltering Sky first and pictured myself losing my mind on the trip – I don’t think that really happened, but ask Jay and Beija. The Spider’s House was terrifying but had fascinating insights into culture and scene. Tahir Shah is a British man of Moroccan heritage who goes back with his family and rebuilds a house. His two books, The Caliph’s House and In Arabian Nights, felt like an easy conversation to read. Brideshead Revisited is a totally different scene and is mostly set outside of Morocco, but a classic read if you haven’t yet.
Or the movie/TV series if you don’t have the time to dig in to the above.
What were your favorite books set in Morocco?