This the month.
The month of Laila Lalami.
Her new novel has been presented. This is a book of historical fiction.
Who is the protagonist? It is about an explorer of America, the first black one, a slave from the North African area of Morocco. The ship on which he sailed left port in 1527. The remaning bit is history, or historical fiction.
When you follow this lead you will face an excerpt of this new novel.