Blogs in May 2022

The Moroccan Daughter 23rd May 2022

In Morocco, behind the ancient walls of the medina, secrets will be revealed . . . Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco to attend her sister’s wedding. The time has come for her to...

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Dreams Of Trespass: Tales Of A Harem Girlhood 20th July 2020

“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...

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The Spider’s House 20th July 2020

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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A House in Fez 1st January 1970

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...

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