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The Moor's Account

In 1527, Panfilo de Narvaez Sailed from Spain with a Crew of Five Hundred Men, Intending to Claim for the Spanish Crown what is Now the Gulf Coast of the United States. But from the Moment the Expedition Reached Florida, it Met with Ceaseless Bad Luck-Storms, Disease, Starvation, Hostile Natives. Within a Year there Were Only Four Survivors, Including the Young Explorer Andres Dorantes And his Slave, Estebanico. After Six Years of Enslavement by Native Americans, the Four Men Escaped And Wandered Through what is Now Florida, Texas, New Mexico, And Arizona. The Moor's Account Brilliantly And Deftly Captures Estebanico's Voice And Vision, Giving us an Alternate Narrative for his Famed Expedition. As this Dramatic Chronicle Unfolds, we Come to Understand that, Contrary to Popular Belief, Black Men Played a Significant Part in New World Exploration, And that Native American Men And Women Were Not Merely Silent Witnesses to it. In Laila Lalami's Deft Hands, Estebanico's Memoir Illuminates...

Издательство: "Vintage" (2015)

Формат: 130x200, 336 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-8041-7062-8

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Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami (Arabic: ليلى العلمي , born 1968) is a Moroccan American author and essayist.

Lalami was born and raised in Rabat, Morocco, where she earned her B.A. in English from Université Mohammed V. In 1991, she received a British Council fellowship to study in England, and she went on to complete a M.A. in Linguistics at University College London. After graduating she returned to Morocco and worked as a journalist for the French-language newspaper Al Bayane, where she covered political and cultural events, and wrote a weekly column. In 1992 she moved to Los Angeles and later received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Southern California.

Lalami switched to writing in English in 1996. She has published literary criticism and political essays in "The Boston Globe", "Boston Review", "The Los Angeles Times", "The Nation", "The New York Times", "The Washington Post", and elsewhere.

She became the first Moroccan author to publish a book of fiction with a major commercial press in the United States. [ [http://www.telquel-online.com/196/sujet4.shtml Profile] Maréchaud, Cerise. Tel Quel] Her debut collection of stories, "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits", was released in the fall of 2005 and has since been translated into five languages.

Lalami is the recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts grant and a Fulbright Fellowship to research her new novel in Morocco. She is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

Bibliography

*"Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits" (Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, NC, 2005. ISBN 1565124936)

References

External links

* [http://www.lailalalami.com Author Site]
* [http://www.lailalalami.com/blog/ Author's Blog]
* [http://www.thenation.com/directory/bios/laila_lalami Lalami archive from "The Nation"]

Источник: Laila Lalami

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