The Moroccan city of Marrakesh, also known as the Pearl of the South, has inspired authors of numerous nationalities to produce literary works of all genres. Its vibrant atmosphere, its undeniable magic and mysterious atmosphere have infused a poetic breath these authors and authors who have shaped his particular vision of this inimitable city and its many charms in countless texts. Here is a small list of 5 books whose stories or reflections revolve around Marrakech, the ochre City: 1. Hideous Kinky Esther Freud (London, England 1963) this novel, made into a film in 1998, recounts the experience in Marrakech of a young hippy and their two daughters, five and seven years in the 1960s. The mother has proposed to find a guide in his mystical journey towards spiritual perfection.
The most peculiar of this novel is that the story is narrated by one of the girls, who, with his child but deliciously sarcastic vision, has his discovery of adult conflicts and cultural differences between East and West. The novel is in some sense autobiographical and essentially explores a young woman finding herself through the eyes of his daughter for five years. 2 Zaynab, Queen of Marrakech Zakya Daoud (Bernay, France, 1937) the status of women in Morocco remains, how much less complicated. However, the novelist Zakya Daoud unearths the historical character of Zaynab, one of the wives of the mythical Yosef Ibn Tachfin and true founder of the city of Marrakech. The book narrates the difficulties encountered by Zaynab to circumvent the presidio of social conventions that detained women and to develop all its capabilities and thus make Marrakech what is still today, a fascinating city. Also tells the unwavering love between the powerful Ibn Tachfin and Zaynab, a woman exemplary for his tenacity and his courage. 3 Street in Marrakech Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (Milwaukee, USA 1927 Austin, USA 2008) Elizabeth Warnock Fernea was an anthropologist who dedicated his life to the study of topics Africa and Middle East-related and who travelled widely in these territories.