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
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This week, I am living out a century-old prediction of Edith Wharton. In 1917, my Gilded Age doppelganger asserted that she was on “...a quick trip at a moment unique in the history of the country; the brief moment of transition between its virtually complete...
Riad Villa Blanche is a time capsule dating to the era when Edith Wharton visited Morocco. At that time, Morocco was a Protectorate of France, and Hubert Lyautey its Resident General. Lyautey’s reign ended in 1925, and Morocco has been independent since 1956....
I sought adventure and some trace of my old recklessness. For two weeks, I had holed myself up in a hotel in Tangier. I had completed the writing of the first section of my book. Done. Other projects required attention, and my list of “should-s” was...