The Moor's Account

The Moor's Account

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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**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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Pantheon Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780307911674
0307911675
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Candaceb108
Mar 15, 2017

A good read. Finally, their story instead of history.

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uncommonreader
Jan 06, 2017

An interesting imagining of a disastrous Spanish expedition to Florida in the 16th century told from the perspective of a slave. The role of the colonizers and the Church in the genocide of indigenous peoples is shown, as is the humanity of the aboriginal peoples. A very enjoyable and interesting read.

Aug 16, 2015

A very satisfying read, well deserving its nominations for prestigious literary prizes.

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mblummichaels
Jul 29, 2015

very good writer

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rdw39
Jul 07, 2015

I found this book to be a very well written story of the 16th Century exploration of the southern coast of Florida by the Spaniards. The main character was fascinating to me & his story is very informative & quite interesting. I found him to be a redeeming man who knew right from wrong & struggled with his inward faith when confronted with challenges he knew he must do. Although a work of fiction, the author did much research regarding her story and characters. I learned a lot from this novel & could recommend it as a good read.

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