**PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST****NOMINATED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE****WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD**A New York Times Notable BookA Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the YearAn NPR Great Read of 2014A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the YearIn these pages, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America: Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico. The slave of a Spanish ...
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (August 18, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
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In 1527, Pánfilo de Navárez, a Spanish conqueror, led an expedition of 600 people into the New World. What follows we know only from three Castilian accounts of the expedition. Each wrote his own account of the journey. These accounts we call history...
r, 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.