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Historical Fiction

The Moor's Account

by Laila Lalami

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Selling yourself into slavery to provide for your family: jerk move or noble sacrifice? Think'¦ think'¦

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In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami 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 no...

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