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To Kill an Arab review

I liked this story because the characters were planned very well. I say this because they were both American and Arabic. It had an interesting perspective and used the Aramaic language to enhance reader identification. It was a spy story told from the other side of the coin. An interesting read. Great review by Haley […]

A Day in the Life – Photo Moments of a Territorial Agnostic

Where it all started – standing atop a sand dune in the Draa Valley around Zagora in southern Morrocco in 1992. It looked and was unbearably romantic. I can still smell the sand today. Zagora was to become one of the main locations for the shoot of Paul Bowles‘ incredible novel The Sheltering Sky which […]

Marrakesh Reloaded

Since independence from France in 1956, Morocco has been a magnet for writers, artists, backpackers and more recently, well-heeled tourists. Yet with street crime at record heights and few opportunities for the vast army of young, illiterate unemployed, and a monarchy that cares for little more than its survival, time may be running out for […]

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