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A House in Fez

A House in Fez
  • Author(s): Suzanna Clarke
  • Location(s): Fez
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

When Suzanna Clarke and her husband bought a dilapidated house in the Moroccan town of Fez, their friends thought they were mad. Located in a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, the house – a traditional riad – was beautiful but...

Dreams Of Trespass: Tales Of A Harem Girlhood

Dreams Of Trespass: Tales Of A Harem Girlhood
  • Author(s): Fatima Mernissi
  • Location(s): Fez
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1940

“I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco…” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass , Mernissi weaves...

The Spider’s House

The Spider’s House
  • Author(s): Paul Bowles
  • Location(s): Fez
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1954

Fez, 1954, and American ex-pat Stenham reluctantly accepts a guide for his night-time walk home through the streets of the Medina. A nationalist uprising is transforming the country, much to the annoyance of Stenham, who enjoys the trappings of...

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