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Morocco : Reading list

You can start getting into the country you are visiting before you go away by doing some background reading. Many hotels and camps have reference books for your enjoyment and interest, but you may want to do some reading in advance and the following list provides a few suggestions. We have also included novels about other parts of Africa which we thought you might enjoy.

Guide books and wildlife

  • Insight Guide Morocco
  • Footprint Guide Morocco
  • Rough Guide to Morocco
  • Time Out Marrakech, Essaouira & the High Atlas

Biographies, novels and other interesting reading

  • A Year in Marrakesh, Peter Mayne
  • Lords of the Atlas, Gavin Maxwell
  • Hideous Kinky, Esther Freud
  • In Arabian Nights, Tahir Shah
  • The Spider's House, Paul Bowles
  • Zohra’s Ladder and other stories from Morocco, Pamela Windo


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