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Chergui’s Child

Chergui’s Child
  • Author(s): Jane Riddell
  • Location(s): Morocco, France
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Olivia is recovering from a traumatic event five years earlier when her beloved aunt Dorothy dies, leaving her a large sum of money and a letter containing a startling revelation. From Morocco to London to the south of France,...

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...

Enchantment in Morocco

Enchantment in Morocco
  • Author(s): Madeleine McDonald
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Romance, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Emily Ryan is maxed-out on her credit cards and stranded in Morocco. Rafi Hassan expects others to obey him without question. When he offers Emily a financial lifeline she wishes he would offer her more. On top of the...

For Bread Alone

For Bread Alone
  • Author(s): Mohamed Choukri
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1952

Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed’s family walks to Tangiers in search of a better life. But things are no better there. Eight of Mohamed’s siblings die of malnutrition and neglect, and one is killed...

Hideous Kinky

Hideous Kinky
  • Author(s): Esther Freud
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s/70s

Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery. For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment: her children,...

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
  • Author(s): Laila Lalami
  • Location(s): Morocco, Casablanca
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

There’s Murad, a gentle, unemployed man who’s been reduced to hustling tourists around Tangier; Halima, who’s fleeing her drunken husband and the slums of Casablanca; Aziz, who must leave behind his devoted wife in hope of securing work in...

Jake Atlas and the Keys of the Apocalypse

Jake Atlas and the Keys of the Apocalypse
  • Author(s): Rob Lloyd Jones
  • Location(s): Rome, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

JAKE ATLAS: TOMB ROBBER, TREASURE HUNTER, TROUBLEMAKER This fourth riveting Jake Atlas adventure takes Jake and his family to Rome, where they uncover the secret history of a Roman legion sworn to protect four mysterious keys. The keys hold...

Let It Come Down

Let It Come Down
  • Author(s): Paul Bowles
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Let It Come Down, with its title from Macbeth, tells the story of Dyar, a New York bank clerk who throws up his secure, humdrum job to find a reality abroad with which to identify himself, and his macabre...

Mission to Morocco

Mission to Morocco
  • Author(s): J R Rogers
  • Location(s): Casablanca, Kenitra
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1944

An OSS officer is dispatched on a secret mission to French Morocco to dismantle a Nazi network reporting on the U.S. Navy’s Africa Squadron.

Moroccan Noir

Moroccan Noir
  • Author(s): Jonathan Smolin
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Noir
  • Era(s): Various

Facing rising demands for human rights and the rule of law, the Moroccan state fostered new mass media and cultivated more positive images of the police, once the symbol of state repression, reinventing the relationship between citizen and state...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021