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The Moor"s account

Laila Lalami

The Moor"s account

a novel

by Laila Lalami

  • 80 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Spanish,
  • Early accounts to 1600,
  • Discovery and exploration

  • About the Edition

    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 Pánfilo de Narváez sailed from the port of Sanlúcar 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 Hernán Cortés. But from the moment the Narváez 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, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado; a young explorer named Andrés 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.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementLaila Lalami
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3612.A543 M66 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination323 pages
    Number of Pages323
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26889122M
    ISBN 100307911667
    ISBN 109780307911667, 9780307911674
    LC Control Number2013045255
    OCLC/WorldCa864676623

    Book reviews. The Moor's Account Laila Lalami Review by Stephenie Harrison. The Moor’s Account is told through the eyes of a Moroccan man named Mustafa, born as a Muslim and reborn as a Christian named Estebanico when he is sold into slavery. Stripped of his freedom, Estebanico travels far across the ocean in the service of the legendary. Book Review: The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami The Moor’s Account takes you on an unforgettable journey following the Spanish conquest of what is now Florida. The conquistadors search for the evasive land of gold, embarking on a trek which leads them into numerous confrontations with indigenous tribes and which, ultimately, most of them.

      ANALYSIS/OPINION: THE MOOR’S ACCOUNT By Laila Lalami Pantheon Books, $, pages. One of the easiest ways to rewrite history is to resort to fiction. Thousands of readers who couldn’t be. The Moor's Account - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis. Laila Lalami. This Study Guide consists of approximately 53 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Moor's Account. Print Word PDF.

    The Moor's Account (Book): Lalami, Laila: Imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America - a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In , the conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez sailed from the port of Sanlúcar 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 . Download The Moors Account in PDF and EPUB Formats for free. The Moors Account Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading.


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The Moor's Account is a historical fiction novel about Pánfilo de Narváez's expedition into the land that would eventually be called Florida. This tale is told from the point of view of a slave named Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico by 4/5. Laila Lalami’s mesmerizing The Moor’s Account presents us a historical fiction that feels something like a plural totality a narrative that braids points of view so intricately that they become one even as we’re constantly reminded The Moors account book the separate and often contrary strands that render the whole.” — The Los Angeles Review of Books/5().

In The Moor's Account, Laila Lalami tells the story of a 16th Century expedition in the New World from a slave's perspective. Laila Lalami recounts the voyage — and its brutal aftermath — in her new novel, “The Moor’s Account,” from the perspective Author: Jeffery Renard Allen.

The Moor’s Account 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.

—The New York Times Book Review The Moors account book researched and inventive Those interested in the history of the Spanish colonization of the Americas will find much to like in The Moor’s Account, as will lovers of good yarns of Brand: Brilliance Audio.

The Moor’s Account returns us to the astonishing, terrifying world of light, heat and violence that Cabeza de Vaca described, seen this time through the eyes of a man who has been taken there as. The Moor’s Account () is a fictionalized memoir of the first African explorer in the new world.

Very little is known about him beyond the fact that he was one of only four survivors of the ill-fated Narváez expedition. The Moor’s Account is the fictional memoir of Mustafa ibn Muhammad, a Moroccan slave that was part of a Castilian exploration group exploring La Florida.

Mustafa is owned by Señor Dorantes, a captain assigned to the expedition. Laila Lalami’s mesmerizing The Moor’s Account presents us a historical fiction that feels something like a plural totality a narrative that braids points of view so intricately that they become one even as we’re constantly reminded of the separate and often contrary strands that render the whole.” — The Los Angeles Review of Books.

The Moor's Account brilliantly captures Estebanico's voice and vision, giving us an alternate narrative for this famed expedition. THE MOOR'S ACCOUNT by Laila Lalami ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 9, Assured, lyrical imagining of the life of one of the first African slaves in the New World—a native, like Lalami (Secret Son,etc.), of Morocco and, like her, a gifted storyteller.

About This Book In these pages, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of a man rarely mentioned in historical accounts of America: its first black explorer, Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico, the slave of a Spanish conquistador.

Estebanico sails for the Americas with his master, Dorantes, as part of an expedition to Florida. Discussion Questions Use our LitLovers Book Club Resources; they can help with discussions for any book: • How to Discuss a Book (helpful discussion tips) • Generic Discussion Questions—Fiction and Nonfiction • Read-Think-Talk (a guided reading chart) Also, consider these LitLovers talking points to help start a discussion for The Moor's Account.

**PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST** **NOMINATED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE** **WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD** A New York Times Notable Book A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the Year An NPR Great Read of A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year In these pages, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of.

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The Moor's Account, a fictional memoir by Laila Lalami, tells the. Summary In these pages, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America: Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico. The slave of a Spanish conquistador, Estebanico sails for the Americas with his master, Dorantes.

LibraryThing Review User Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing. I have mixed feelings about The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami, on the one hand it was a fascinating story presented as the memoirs of a black Moroccan slave who accompanied his master on the 4/5(17).

The Moor's Account. by Laila Lalami. Published: Paperback: pages. 0 members reading this now 8 clubs reading this now **WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD** A New York Times Notable Book A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the Year An NPR Great Read of.

Brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America--a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. Inthe conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez sailed from the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda with a crew of six hundred men and nearly a.

Estebanico’s smooth moral transformation, along with his unfailingly superior expertise, insight, and wisdom, ever threaten to pull The Moor’s Account down to the level of a didactic YA novel.

Threaten, but do not succeed. Though the book’s realism suffers some weaknesses of characterization, it is in other respects triumphantly authentic.

The Moor's Account A Novel (Book): Lalami, Laila: A New York Times Notable Book A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the Year An NPR Great Read of A 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 .