The Morocco Bound Review is an online and print magazine offering in-depth literary, political and cultural analysis from a base of talented and thoughtful writers. The focus of the magazine is on launching political, philosophical and cultural conversations to shine a light on issues overlooked by mainstream media headlines.
The MBR is organised into four sections. Reviews offer articles with their roots in books but their branches examine an array of fields. Thinkpieces are a new format to present perspectives and analysis with more freedom and nuance than the traditional opinion column. Sharepieces are personal material - whether they come as first-hand experiences, interviews or art. International Affairs articles provide insight into global issues which are overlooked in dominant British media discussions.
The Morocco Bound Review was born out of the Morocco Bound Bookshop - a unique, independent book and beer shop in Bermondsey, South London. Founded in September 2019, Morocco Bound has become a hub for readers, artists and musicians. The shop has developed a series of poetry nights, book clubs, jazz nights and weekly gigs with a focus on supporting local producers, talent and musicians. Witnessing the variety of talents and interests held by customers and attendees of our events brought us to the idea of a platform within which these conversations, ideas and music could be continued. Thus, a group of Morocco Bound Bookshop enthusiasts came together to create the Morocco Bound Review.
With collaboration, devotion and enthusiasm between ourselves and generous customers, we began developing the MBR in December 2020. This was made possible through the support and generosity of friends of the shop with talent in graphic design, web development, editorial, social media and illustration. We are proud to be able to say that the Morocco Bound Review is a collaborative, independent and inclusive magazine.
Online & Print
In February 2021, the Morocco Bound Review website was launched. As mentioned, the Review is composed of four main components - reviews, thinkpieces, sharepieces and international affairs - the website is orientated around these. The structure of the Morocco Bound Review website is designed to be straight-forward and accessible, so readers and writers can focus on the content of each article. To this end, the website is and will remain free of paywalls and advertising. In May 2021, the Morocco Bound Review will publish its first printed edition, marking the first of our quarterly issues. The printed edition will be affordable and available to order online, as well as in the shop.
The MBR hosts live talks in the format of conversations followed by Q&As and discussion with attendees. The aim of these events is to make expert knowledge accessible. Visit our eventbrite to sign up for email updates.
Address: 1a Morocco Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3HB