writers Famous Authors from Morocco

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List of the most popular authors from Morocco, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Moroccan authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Moroccan writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

These authors, like David Ben Hassin and Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Morocco?" and "Who are the best Moroccan authors?"

For further information on these historic Moroccan authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Moroccan authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Fatema Mernissi Beyond the Veil, Scheherazade Goes West, Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood

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Driss Chraïbi The Simple Past, Mother Spring, Succession ouverte

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Abdelkebir Khatibi The Splendor of Islamic Calligraphy, La mémoire tatouée, L' art calligraphique de l'Islam

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Tahar Ben Jelloun The Sand Child, L'Auberge Des Pauvres, Rachid^! l'enfant de la télé

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Ibn Battuta The Travels of Ibn Batuta, Reisen ans Ende der Welt, Voyages d'Ibn Batoutah dans l'Asie Mineure

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Emmanuel Hocquard Ma haie^! tome 2, Un test de solitude, L' invention du verre

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Mohammed Mrabet Look & move on, The lemon: a novel, The big mirror

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Malika Oufkir Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail, Al-sajinah, La Prisionera

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Laila Lalami Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, x-24

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Allal al-Fassi The independence movements in Arab North Africa

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Mohammed Benzakour

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Mahi Binebine Welcome to paradise

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Bensalem Himmich The polymath

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Mohamed Hamri Tales of Joujouka

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Abdellatif Laabi Le Fou d'espoir, The world's embrace

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Mohammed Berrada Fugitive Light, Les représentations de la Méditerranée, Comme un été qui ne reviendra pas

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Abdallah Laroui The crisis of the Arab intellectual

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Salim Jay Avez-vous lu Henri Thomas?, Pour Angelo Rinaldi

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Mohammed Aziz Lahbabi

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Abdelwahid al-Marrakushi The history of the Almohades

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Ahmed Sefrioui

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Youssouf Amine Elalamy Two novellas by YAE

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Mohammed Alami

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Abdelhadi Said

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Mohammed Bennis

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Muhammad al-Arabi al-Darqawi

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Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

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Ahmad Ibn al-Qadi

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Mohammed Awzal

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Tewfik Allal

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Mohamed Chafik

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Ali Azaykou

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Mohammed Kaghat

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Ismail ibn al-Ahmar

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Abdelmajid Benjelloun

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Tayeb Saddiki

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Wafaa Lamrani

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Abderrahman El Majdoub

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Ahmed Toufiq

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Mostafa Nissaboury