See Ouarzazate and Die

by Kennedy, Sylvia

This is an eccentric Englishwoman’s first-hand view of life in Morocco. Sylvia Kennedy has travelled by local bus and mule through the country, from the developed imperial cities such as Casablanca to the desolation of the Spanish Sahara and the remoteness of High Atlas. She has mingled and participated in Moroccan life – rather than merely observing it from the outside – such as bathing with women while they discussed tricking their husbands over the use of birth control. Taking in the politics (including the Moroccan attitude towards the Gulf War), religion, archaeology, history and contemporary life, the author has written a very personal view of a remarkable and fascinating country.