The Moor s Account

The Moor s Account Author Laila Lalami
ISBN-10 9780307911674
Year 2014-09-09
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Pantheon
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

**Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize** **Nominated for the 2016 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award** A Pulitzer Prize Finalist A New York Times Notable Book A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the Year An NPR Great Read of 2014 A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year 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. In 1527, the conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez sailed from the port of Sanlúcar 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 Hernán Cortés. But from the moment the Narváez 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, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado; a young explorer named Andrés 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 conquis-tadores to humble servants, from fearful outcasts to faith healers. The Moor’s Account brilliantly captures Estebanico’s voice and vision, giving us an alternate narrative for this famed expedition. As the dramatic chronicle unfolds, we come to understand that, contrary to popular belief, black men played a significant part in New World exploration and Native American men and women were not merely silent witnesses to it. In Laila Lalami’s deft hands, Estebanico’s memoir illuminates the ways in which stories can transmigrate into history, even as storytelling can offer a chance for redemption and survival. From the Hardcover edition.

The Moor s Account

The Moor s Account Author Laila Lalami
ISBN-10 9781476794105
Year 2014-09-23
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

In this sweeping historical saga of a young man’s journey from successful merchant to slave to triumphant survivor, Laila Lalami has crafted “brilliantly imagined fiction…rewritten to give us something that feels very like the truth” (Salman Rushdie). In 1527, the conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez left the port of San Lucar de Barrameda in Spain with a crew of more than five hundred men. 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 as famous as Hernán Cortés. But from the moment the Narváez expedition reached Florida it met with incredibly bad luck – storms, disease, starvation, hostile Indians. Within a year, there were only four survivors: the expedition’s treasurer, Cabeza de Vaca; a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado; a young explorer by the name of Andrés Dorantes; and his Moroccan slave, Mustafa al-Zamori. The four survivors were forced to live as slaves to the Indians for six years, before fleeing and establishing themselves as faith healers. Together, they traveled on foot through present-day Florida, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, gathering thousands of disciples and followers along the way. In 1536, they crossed the Rio Grande into Mexican territory, where they stumbled on a group of Spanish slavers, who escorted them to the capital of the Spanish empire, México-Tenochtitlán. Three of the survivors were asked to provide testimony of their journey—Castillo, Dorantes, and Cabeza de Vaca, who later wrote a book about this adventure, called La Relacíon, or The Account. But because he was a slave, Estebanico was not asked to testify. His experience was considered irrelevant, or superfluous, or unreliable, or unworthy, despite the fact that he had acted as a scout, an interpreter, and a translator. This novel is his story.

Barbarian Cruelty an Eye Witness Account of White Slavery Under the Moors

Barbarian Cruelty  an Eye Witness Account of White Slavery Under the Moors Author Francis Brooks
ISBN-10 1366513339
Year 2017-01-07
Pages 54
Language en
Publisher Blurb
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

An original eye-witness account of white slavery under the Muslims of North Africa. It is a simple fact of the anti-white establishment that the Trans-Atlantic slave trade is known to all, but knowledge of the Muslim slave-trade in Europeans is deliberately suppressed. Europeans are continually "blamed" for African slavery (even though only a tiny minority were ever involved in it, and it was Europeans who brought it to an end), but no-one ever dares "blame" the Muslim world for their slave trade in Africans and Europeans, which lasted for centuries longer than the Atlantic slave trade. It was during the 1600s that Barbary corsairs-pirates from the Barbary Coast of North Africa (today Algeria, Libya and Morocco)-were at their most active and terrible. With the full support of the Moorish rulers of North Africa, these Muslim slavers raided southern Europe, the Atlantic European coast, Britain and Ireland almost at will. There are, sadly, no complete records for how many Europeans were captured by the Muslim slavers, but most estimates-based on the size of the Moorish cities-indicate that by 1780, at least 1.2 million Europeans had been seized. Very few ever managed to escape, and most ended their days dying of starvation, disease, or maltreatment. A tiny number converted to Islam-a way of guaranteeing freedom, as only kuffars were enslaved-and an even smaller number escaped. This remarkable book, first published in 1693, contains one of the few genuine eye-witness accounts, written by a white slave who managed to escape. Its graphic description of the lot of white slaves, the Moorish relations with the Jews of North Africa, the conditions of the time and the author's eventual escape, cast a dramatic and nowadays, oft-hidden light upon the time when whites were enslaved.

The Moor s Last Stand

The Moor s Last Stand Author Elizabeth Drayson
ISBN-10 9781782832768
Year 2017-04-20
Pages
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The Moor's Last Stand presents the poignant story of Boabdil, the last Muslim king of Granada. Betrayed by his family and undermined by faction and internal conflict, Boabdil was defeated in 1492 by the forces of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of the newly united kingdoms of Castile and Aragon. The Christian victory marked the completion of the long Christian reconquest of Spain and ended seven centuries in which Christians, Muslims and Jews had, for the most part, lived peacefully and profitably together. Five centuries after his death, Boabdil continues to be a potent symbol of resistance to the forces of western Christendom, and his image endures in contemporary culture. Elizabeth Drayson presents a vivid account of Boabdil's life and times and considers the impact of his defeat then and now.

We are All Moors

We are All Moors Author Anouar Majid
ISBN-10 9780816660797
Year 2009
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher U of Minnesota Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session

Moorish Spain

Moorish Spain Author Richard A. Fletcher
ISBN-10 0520248406
Year 2006
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A good introductory picture of the Islamic presence in Spain, from the year 711 until the modern era.

The Moor

The Moor Author William Atkins
ISBN-10 9780571290062
Year 2014-05-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

In this deeply personal journey across our nation's most forbidding and most mysterious terrain, William Atkins takes the reader from south to north, in search of the heart of this elusive landscape. His account is both travelogue and natural history, and an exploration of moorland's uniquely captivating position in our literature, history and psyche. Atkins may be a solitary wanderer across these vast expanses, but his journey is full of encounters, busy with the voices of the moors, past and present: murderers and monks, smugglers and priests, gamekeepers and ramblers, miners and poets, developers and environmentalists. As he travels, he shows us that the fierce landscapes we associate with Wuthering Heights and The Hound of the Baskervilles are far from being untouched wildernesses. Daunting and defiant, the moors echo with tales of a country and the people who live in it - a mighty, age-old landscape standing steadfast against the passage of time.

The Story of the Moors in Spain

The Story of the Moors in Spain Author Stanley Lane-Poole
ISBN-10 9781616404314
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The Story of the Moors in Spain is a history of the Moorish Empire in Andalusia, chronicling the rise and fall of the Islamic empire, and with it the stymie of a "civilized and enlightened State." Author Stanley Lane-Poole catalogues the art, architecture, religion, science, and industry that flourished with the establishment of the Muslim regime in Spain. A rare non-Christian history from the 19th century, students and researchers alike should cherish this classic text, included here with original illustrations.Born in 1854 in London, England, STANLEY LANE-POOLE was a British historian, orientalist, and archaeologist. Lane-Poole worked in the British Museum from 1874 to 1892, thereafter researching Egyptian archaeology in Egypt. From 1897 to 1904 he was a professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University. Before his death in 1931, Lane-Poole authored dozens of books, including the first book of the Arabic-English Lexicon started by his uncle, E.W. Lane.

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits Author Laila Lalami
ISBN-10 9781565127517
Year 2005-10-07
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Algonquin Books
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

“A dream of a debut, by turns troubling adn glorious, angry and wise.” —Junot Diaz Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco. As four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain, author Laila Lalami asks, What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? There’s Murad, a gentle, unemployed man who’s been reduced to hustling tourists around Tangier; Halima, who’s fleeing her drunken husband and the slums of Casablanca; Aziz, who must leave behind his devoted wife in hope of securing work in Spain; and Faten, a student and religious fanatic whose faith is at odds with an influential man determined to destroy her future. Sensitively written with beauty and boldness, this is a gripping book about what propels people to risk their lives in search of a better future.

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief Author Emlyn Williams
ISBN-10 0330020889
Year 1992-06-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan Adult MM
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

This is a look at Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors Murderers. The text covers the murders, their perpetrators and the detection that led to Brady and Hindley's arrest.