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The Resource The Moor's account : a novel, Laila Lalami

The Moor's account : a novel, Laila Lalami

Label
The Moor's account : a novel
Title
The Moor's account
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laila Lalami
Title variation
Moors account
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
In 1527 a crew of six hundred men and one hundred horses sailed from Spain to Florida. Within a year there were only four survivors. This is the story told from the perspective of one of these survivors.
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321631
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lalami, Laila
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A543
LC item number
M66 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balboa, Vasco Núñez de
  • Narváez, Pánfilo de
  • Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar
  • America
  • America
  • Morocco
Target audience
adult
Label
The Moor's account : a novel, Laila Lalami
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053396088
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780307911667
Isbn Type
(cloth: alk. paper)
Lccn
2013045255
Other control number
40023995332
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)864676623
Label
The Moor's account : a novel, Laila Lalami
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053396088
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780307911667
Isbn Type
(cloth: alk. paper)
Lccn
2013045255
Other control number
40023995332
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)864676623

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