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The Director and Other Stories from Morocco
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New stories about modern Morocco and its people by critically acclaimed author Leila Abouzeid.

Table of Contents

  • Author's Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Bathing Suit
  • Grandfather's Story
  • A Jealous Wife
  • The Director
  • A Hollywood Star
  • A Genius Filmmaker
  • Her Best Friend
  • The Trade Unionist
  • Abderrahim
  • Phone Call
  • The Baker
  • Two Stories of a House
  • A Notion of Progress
  • The Ranch
  • What Attitude?
  • From the Diary of a Parliamentary Employee
  • A Paying Guest
  • Mrs. O'Grady
  • Medi
  • Moha and the Sea
  • Glossary

About the Author

LEILA ABOUZEID is a pioneer among Moroccan women writers. She studied at Mohammed V University in Rabat and at the University of Texas at Austin. She began her career as a radio and TV journalist and also worked as a press assistant in government ministries and in the prime minister's office. In 1992 she left journalism to dedicate herself to writing. Abouzeid's fiction has been translated from Arabic into English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Maltese, French, Turkish, and Urdu. Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (1927-2008) was Professor of Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. LEILA ABOUZEID is a pioneer among Moroccan women writers. She studied at Mohammed V University in Rabat and at the University of Texas at Austin. She began her career as a radio and TV journalist and also worked as a press assistant in government ministries and in the prime minister's office. In 1992 she left journalism to dedicate herself to writing. Abouzeid's fiction has been translated from Arabic into English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Maltese, French, Turkish, and Urdu.

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