Updated: Aug 10, 2021
Welcome to our trustee at Al-Hasaniya, Saeida Rouass. Saeida is passionate about the organisation's work and empowerment of women.
Saeida Rouass is of Moroccan heritage, born and raised in London. She spent ten years working internationally as a trainer and project manager for various charities and NGOs. She currently works within international development and security with a focus on the Middle East & North Africa, and Morocco in particular.
She is the author of Eighteen Days of Spring in Winter and Assembly of the Dead. She is currently working on Library of Untruths, set in 1912 Fes, when Morocco became a French Protectorate and the sequel to Assembly of the Dead.
Like peering through a keyhole into Morocco at the turn of the last century. Saeida Rouass describes Marrakech so vividly that you are instantly transported into its alleyways and souks; you can almost smell the cinnamon, saffron and cayenne of the street stalls and hear the donkey carts and the hypnotic wails of the muezzin. (Richard Hamilton, author of The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco)
Saeida Rouass is a brilliant writer, poised at the cultural crossroads between East and West. Elegant, thought-provoking, intriguing, and utterly charming (Tahir Shah, author of The Caliph’s House)
Assembly of the Dead is a compelling read whose characters and story remain long after the last page is turned. (Jonathan Katz, author of Murder In Marrakesh: Emile Mauchamp and the French Colonial Adventure)
Find out more about Saeida in 'MENA life Stories'