Other Minds Book Club

The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami 

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.

* 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

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Event date: 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

Fireside Books
720 S Alaska Street
Palmer, AK 99645
The Moor's Account Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804170628
Availability: Not currently in the store BUT we can probably order it for you
Published: Vintage - August 18th, 2015