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The Second Saturday Book Club will discuss The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami

Event date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 10:30am
Event address: 
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
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Books: 
The Moor's Account Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804170628
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Vintage - August 18th, 2015

May 2022 Selection:

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST  A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • The imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America—this "stunning [book] sheds light on all of the possible the New World exploration stories that didn’t make history” (Huffington Post).

In these pages, Laila Lalami brings us the invented memoirs 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.


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