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  • Author(s): Abdelilah Hamdouchi
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

I want that gun, even if it’s in a fish’s stomach. When a fourth corpse in three days washes up in Tangier with a bullet in the chest, Detective Laafrit knows this isn t just another illegal immigrant who...

Year of the Elephant

Year of the Elephant
  • Author(s): Leila Abouzeid
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

The novella and eight short stories that constitute “Year of the Elephant” – an allusion to a battle described in the Qur’an – serve as an eloquent representation of life in the wake of Morocco’s successful struggle for independence...

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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