Why Morocco 014 – Author Saeida Rouass on historical fiction and her Moroccan-British heritage

Why Morocco 014 – Author Saeida Rouass on historical fiction and her Moroccan-British heritage

 
 
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On this week’s episode of Why Morocco, British-Moroccan author Saeida Rouass stopped by the studio following her TEDx Marrakech talk to chat writing her first book Assembly of the Dead, a historical fiction set in Marrakech in 1906, and what the Marrakech medina may have looked like compared to today. We also talked about the soon-to-be-released sequel Library of Untruth that sees the return of Farouk al Alami, the detective we met in her first book, but this time in Fez in 1912 at the start of the French Protectorate era.

She certainly left me inspired to consider and helped me define a writing project I’ve been thinking about for awhile. So let’s listen in as Saeida talks about historical fiction, her British-Moroccan roots and fascination with serial killers having grown up just steps away from where Jack the Ripper once roamed.

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