Thursday, March 29, 2018

Top ten books based in Tangier

Christine Mangan's new novel is Tangerine. One of the author's top ten books based in Tangier, as shared at the Guardian:
Street of Thieves by Mathias √Čnard, translated by Charlotte Mandell

A coming-of-age narrative set against the backdrop of the 2011 Arab spring uprisings, Street of Thieves follows young Moroccan narrator Lakhdar after he is expelled from his family home following an indiscretion with his cousin. Resorting to begging and prostitution to survive, his journey takes him across the Straits to the shores of Spain and the streets of Barcelona, where memories of his childhood friend, Bassam – who may have been involved in violence connected to the uprisings – haunt him.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue