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The Moor's Account free pdf **Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize****Nominated for the 2016 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award** A Pulitzer Prize FinalistA "New York Times" Notable BookA "Wall Street Journal" Top 10 Book of the YearAn NPR Great Read of 2014A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527, the conquistador Panfilo de Narvaez sailed from the port of Sanlucar de Barrameda with a crew of six hundred men and nearly a hundred horses. His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and, in the process, become as wealthy and famous as Hernan Cortes. But from the moment the Narvaez expedition landed in Florida, it faced peril navigational errors, disease, starvation, as well as resistance from indigenous tribes. Within a year there were only four survivors: the expedition s treasurer, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca- a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado- a young explorer named Andres Dorantes de Carranza- and Dorantes s Moroccan slave, Mustafa al-Zamori, whom the three Spaniards called Estebanico. These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquis-tadores to humble servants, from fearful outcasts to faith healers."""The Moor s Account"brilliantly captures Estebanico s voice and vision, giving us an alternate narrative for this famed expedition. As the dramatic chronicle unfolds, we come to understand that, contrary to popular belief, black men played a significant part in New World exploration and Native American men and women were not merely silent witnesses to it. In Laila Lalami s deft hands, Estebanico s memoir illuminates the ways in which stories can transmigrate into history, even as storytelling can offer a chance for redemption and survival."

About Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami was born and raised in Morocco. She is the author of the short story collection "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, " which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and the novel "Secret Son, " which was on the Orange Prize long list. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the "Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian, "and "The New York Times, "and in many anthologies. She is the recipient of a British Council Fellowship and is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Author : Laila Lalami
Publisher : Pantheon Books
Data Published : 09 September 2014
ISBN : 0307911667
EAN : 9780307911667
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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