Stacy E. Holden
Historian, traveler, writer
Hi, I’m Stacy
I am a Northeasterner—born in New York and raised in Connecticut–and have always been curious about the world. I
have spent twenty-five years traveling to Africa, Europe and Asia.
My writing focuses on everyday issues about the Middle East and North Africa. I aim to make this multifaceted and often misunderstood region of the world comprehensible to friends, family, students and colleagues.
I am presently working on a travel memoir that reflects on my myriad experiences living in Morocco, while tracing Edith Wharton’s journey to this same country 100 years ago
Read the latest posts
What should be done with colonial statues honoring Moroccans forced to fight a European war?
I am in a plane heading to Casablanca. Seated behind me, four compatriots loudly discuss their vacation plans across the aisle separating them. I note three European-Americans and one Asian-American. I recognize something of myself in them. Like me,...
Venturing into a foreign land requires a tweaking of your playlist. You can't know a place except through the musical traditions of the people there. Music connects people, and you will find that Moroccans--or others in the the Arab world--love to...