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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Nostalgia for Imperialism

Nostalgia for Imperialism

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....

Living My Life Story

Living My Life Story

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...