Moor's Account. Laila Lalami.

Moor's Account

Vintage, August 2015. Paper Back. New. Item #236567
ISBN: 0804170622

**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 2014

A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year

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, as part of a danger-laden expedition to Florida. Within a year, Estebanico is one of only four crew members to survive.

As he journeys across America with his Spanish companions, the Old World roles of slave and master fall away, and Estebanico remakes himself as an equal, a healer, and a remarkable storyteller. His tale illuminates the ways in which our narratives can transmigrate into history--and how storytelling can offer a chance at redemption and survival.

'Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 2014.'--Title page verso.

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