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10 books about Morocco
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My 1001 Nights: Tales and Adventures from Morocco by Alice Morrison
This book was published last year by Simon & Schuster UK and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
TV presenter, writer and adventurer Alice Morrison gives her own unique and personal insight into Morocco, the place she's made her home. When Alice Morrison headed out to Morocco, it was to take on one of the most daunting challenges: to run in the famous Marathon des Sables. Little did she expect to end up living there. But once she settled in a flat in Marrakech, she was won over by the people, the spectacular scenery and the ancient alleyways of the souks. Soon she was hiking over the Atlas mountains, joining nomads to sample their timeless way of life as they crossed the Sahara desert, and finding peace in a tranquil oasis. Despite more than 10 million tourists coming to Morocco each year, there are remarkably few books about its people, their customs and the extraordinary range of places to visit, from bustling markets to vast, empty deserts. Alice makes sure she samples it all, and as she does she provides a stunning portrait of a beautiful country. As a lone woman, she often attracts plenty of curiosity, but her willingness to participate - whether thigh deep in pigeon droppings in a tannery or helping out herding goats - ensures that she is welcomed everywhere by a people who are among the most hospitable on the planet. Alice came to fame with her BBC2 series Morocco to Timbuktu, and now she joins the ranks of great travel writers who can bring a country vividly to life and instantly transport the reader to a sunnier place. If you're thinking of going to Morocco, or you want to recall your time there, Adventures in Morocco is the ideal book.
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places by National Geographic
This book was published 6 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
A photographic tour of the most amazing, beautiful, thrilling, and breathtaking locales on Earth includes islands, cityscapes, rain forests, and ancient cobblestone roads, with travel and visitor information for each.
Makanaka's World: Adventure in Morocco by Christine Mapondera Talley
Category: Literature & Fiction
This book was published last year by Global Kid House LLC and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
This story takes children on an adventure to Morocco. The main character Makanaka, is invited to a soccer game by her friend Nadia in Morocco. Fari the parrot, and Makanaka quickly take off for Casablanca. But when they arrive, they discover that Nadia has a problem. Someone has taken her team's soccer ball! Can Makanaka and Fari help Nadia's team solve the mystery?
Inside Tangier: Houses and Gardens by Nicoló Castellini Baldissera
Category: Design & Construction
This book was published 2 years ago by Vendome Press and takes approximately 12.0 hours to read.
Interior designer Nicolò Castellini Baldissera joins forces with fashion and interiors photographer Guido Taroni to showcase the most beautiful homes Inside Tangier A white-walled city perched between Morocco and Europe, Tangier was long a haven for the literary and artistic avant-garde--and black sheep--of Europe and America. Now a new generation of residents are blending color, pattern, and taste to create an interior aesthetic all their own. Inside Tangier explores a selection of these exceptional properties and their eccentric inhabitants--from antiques dealer and collector Gordon Watson and interior designers Frank de Biasi and Veere Greeney to the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and antiques dealer Christopher Gibbs--providing rare insights into the sometimes bohemian, sometimes extravagant, but always stylish "Tangerine" lifestyle.
Women Artisans of Morocco: Their Stories, Their Lives by Susan Schaefer Davis
Category: Textile & Costume
This book was published 3 years ago by Thrums Books and takes approximately 5.6 hours to read.
Morocco: Ancient cities, adobe fortresses of centuries past, fertile plains of wheat and olives, carpets of wildflowers, endless deserts, wild mountains, and isolated rural villages. And of course, the fabled open-air markets framed with stacks of woven rugs and other handicrafts, exotic scents wafting through the aisles, the hum of Arabic, Berber, French. Within this diverse land and confluence of cultures, many rich and ancient craft traditions carry on--women spin and weave, make buttons, embroider designs passed down through generations, and sew stunning native costumes. Women Artisans of Morocco tells the stories of twenty-five women who practice these textile traditions with an inspiring energy, pride, and fortitude. For the first time, we have a book that focuses on the artisans of Morocco themselves, those who produce these beautiful textiles that contribute substantially to their family's income while maintaining households and raising children. You will step into the lives of these Moroccan women artisans and gain an appreciation for their artistic skills and ingenuity but also for their strong roles in this supposedly male-dominated society, their fierce independence and determination as they work to improve their economic livelihoods. You will be welcomed into their homes in rural Berber villages, in bustling cities, and in a remarkable desert oasis. You will begin to learn truly what it is like to live as a woman in Morocco and to be part of a rapidly changing society. Most of the women presented here are rug weavers whose ancient skills and designs vary from region to region. You will also meet Fes embroidery artists, women who needle-weave buttons that have decorated native costumes for centuries, and a contemporary seamstress. Joe Coca's award-winning photography, guided by his curious and reverent sensibility, captures the beauty of the women, their work, and Morocco.
Berber Memories: Women and Jewellery in Morocco by Michel Draguet
Category: Jewelry Design
This book was published this year by Mercatorfonds and takes approximately 20.0 hours to read.
A superb collection of Moroccan Berber jewelry is showcased here alongside historical and artistic context for the beautiful objects The Berbers, also known as Amazigh, are an ethnic group indigenous to North and West Africa. For hundreds of years, Berber tribes of Morocco have created intricate jewelry to adorn the bodies of Berber women not merely to aesthetic ends, but to convey information about the positions of women within their tribal worlds, including messages about fertility, wealth, and social hierarchy. This beautifully illustrated book offers a glimpse at objects from a particularly fine collection of Berber jewelry from across Morocco. Most often made of silver, Berber jewelry frequently incorporates coral, turquoise, enamelwork, and glass. The objects featured here include ear and head ornaments as well as traditional tizerais, large, triangular clasps designed to hold garments in place. Berber Memories also offers a brief history of Berber culture, with a focus on ornament in the context of the status of Berber women.
Lonely Planet Morocco (Country Guide) by Jessica Lee
This book was published 4 years ago by Lonely Planet and takes approximately 17.1 hours to read.
Pull-out map of Marrakesh Medina life : winding lanes, shopping, street eats and people Illustrated tour of the Marrakesh medina
National Geographic Traveler: Morocco by Carole French
This book was published 10 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
Offers recommendations for attractions, outdoor activities, shopping, and restaurants in each region of the country.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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