Through Jade's Eyes

This blog is about the fictional character, Jade del Cameron (www.suzannearruda.com), and the historical time period in which she lives.

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I'm the author of the Jade del Cameron historical mystery series set in 1920's Africa. Lots of action, intrigue, mystery and a dash of romance. Follow me at www.twitter.com/SuzanneArruda *The audio link (view complete profile) is an interview by Baron Ron Herron (9/17/2009, Santa Barbara {CA} News-Press Radio, KZSB, AM 1290

Monday, June 02, 2008

MOROCCO SOUKS: PART 1

In Jade’s third adventure, The Serpent’s Daughter, Jade searched for clues to her mother’s kidnappers in the souks of Marrakech. She found herself in a labyrinth of narrow streets, some covered with reed roofs . . .

. . . others bridged by the second story. Everywhere within these streets are small closet-sized shops, loaded with foods, clothing, jewelry, charms, herbs, animals, saddles, lamps, and rugs.

In Jade’s time, each of these items would have been clustered into a particular district such as the herbalist’s district or the leather-worker’s district. While many of the shops are now far more eclectic, those district distinctions still hold to some extent. For Jade, it became a way of retracing her steps based on sounds and aromas since the streets seem to branch and connect without any discernable plan.

NEXT WEEK: A TOUR OF SOME SHOPS.

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