A Morrocco Anthology Travel Writing through the Centuries
Martin Rose (ed) American University in Cairo Published: 2018 Price: £11.99 (Hardback)
One of the most diverse and fascinating countries in the world is seen through the eyes of early writers and travellers
Morocco is a country that has been much invaded, much travelled through, and much written about in many languages. Positioned at the entrance to Africa—or the entrance to Europe—it has seen deep cultural cross-fertilization and the emergence of a very distinct culture at the threshold of two worlds.
Its history is exciting and colourful; its ancient cities extraordinary in their preservation; and its people magnetic. It has drawn travellers and writers for many centuries, and continues to do so today. Therefore there exists a rich seam of description and sometimes quizzical (but generally very fond) appreciation, which Martin Rose, a long-time resident of the country, has been able to mine for this fascinating anthology.