laila lalami: history as story

Recently she published her ‘The Moor’s Account’. She had written other books, but this is her first historical novel. 

If you need a good excuse to travel to different countries, plan to write a historical novel. Laila will tell you about the places she has been to for her search and research. 

Laila Lalami's novel The Moor's Account is inspired by the Narváez expedition — known for its spectacular failure.


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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