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Read online The Moor's Account.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Moor's Account In the conquistador P nfilo de Narv ez sailed from the port of Sanl car 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 Hern n Cort s .

But from the moment the Narv ez 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 lvar N ez Cabeza de Vaca a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado a young explorer named Andr s 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 conquistadores to humble servants from fearful outcasts to faith healers by Laila Lalami

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The Moor's Account
Title:The Moor's Account
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Number of Pages:321
Category:historical-fiction, fiction, historical, africa
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In the conquistador P nfilo de Narv ez sailed from the port of Sanl car 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 Hern n Cort s br br But from the moment the Narv ez 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 lvar N ez Cabeza de Vaca a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado a young explorer named Andr s 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 conquistadores to humble servants from fearful outcasts to faith healers, After years of study in Europe the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan It is the s and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country Back home he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces of childhood the enigmatic Mustafa Sa eed Mustafa takes the young man into his confidence telling him the story of his own years in London of his brilliant career as an economist and of the series of fraught and deadly relationships with European women that led to a terrible public reckoning and his return to his native land br br But what is the meaning of Mustafa s shocking confession Mustafa disappears without explanation leaving the young man whom he has asked to look after his wife in an unsettled and violent no man s land between Europe and Africa tradition and innovation holiness and defilement and man and woman from which no one will escape unaltered or unharmed br br Season of Migration to the North is a rich and sensual work of deep honesty and incandescent lyricism In it was selected by a panel of Arab writers and critics as the most important Arab novel of the twentieth century, No description available, b Included in i World Literature Today i s Notable Translations of b br br b One of i Literary Hub i s Books to Read this May b br br One of i Asbury Park Press i Books to Read this Summer br br This long awaited English language debut from Morocco s most prominent contemporary writer won the Prix Gouncourt de Nouvelles France s most prestigious literary award for best story collection Laroui uses surrealism laugh out loud humor and profound compassion across a variety of literary styles to highlight the absurdity of the human condition exploring the realities of life in a world where everything is foreign br br b Fouad Laroui b has published over twenty novels and collections of short stories poetry and essays Laroui teaches econometrics and environmental science at the University of Amsterdam and lives between Amsterdam Paris and Casablanca