New free online BorderKitchen with Laila Lalami, author of The Moor’s Account.
On the 23rd of September, a new online BorderKitchen will revolve around The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami. 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.
The Moor's Account has won the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Salman Rushdie: “Laila Lalami has fashioned an absorbing story of one of the first encounters between Spanish conquistadors and Native Americans, a frightening, brutal, and much-falsified history that here, in her brilliantly imagined fiction, is rewritten to give us something that feels very like the truth.”
Laila Lalami (1968) was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain, and the United States. She lives in the United States, where she is a professor at the University of California. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, Her other books include The Other Americans and Conditional Citizens.
In cooperation with Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam
We will also be streaming this interview on our YouTube channel