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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- Tasting Marrakech food and cultural tours in Marrakech tasting-marrakech.com
- A boutique PR agency that works with brands based in Morocco seeking to reach international audiences or those seeking to break in to the Moroccan market saysomethingcommunication.com
- Freelance writing for print and digital mandyinmorocco.com/freelance-writing/
- And the little blog called Why Morocco that started back in 2010 when I decided to swap public employee life to pursue life in Marrakech mandyinmorocco.com.