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Lalami, Laila 1968-

Works: 19 works in 116 publications in 9 languages and 4,502 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Humorous fiction  Novels  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3612.A543, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laila Lalami
The Moor's account : a novel by Laila Lalami( Book )

37 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Secret son : a novel by Laila Lalami( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rags to riches to rags again story about Youssef El Mekki who was raised in the slums of Casablanca. He connects with his estranged father, a wealthy businessman and begins to live a life of privilege. A reversal of fortune plunges him back to his former position
Hope & other dangerous pursuits by Laila Lalami( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in modern-day Morocco, the story of four vastly different Moroccans who illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain chronicles the circumstances that drive them to risk their lives and the rewards that may or may not prove to be worth the danger
Season of migration to the north by al-Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of study in Europe, the young narrator returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country. Back home, he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces of childhood--the enigmatic Mustafa Sa'eed. Mustafa takes the young man into his confidence, telling him the story of his own years in London, of his brilliant career as an economist, and of the series of fraught and deadly relationships with European women that led to a terrible public reckoning and his return to his native land
The curious case of Dassoukine's trousers by Fouad Laroui( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning English-language debut by Morocco's most prominent contemporary author, a linked story collection exploring what it means to be foreign
The moor's account by Laila Lalami( Recording )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America: Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico. The slave of a Spanish conquistador, 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
The other Americans by Laila Lalami( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Pulitzer Prize finalist, author of The Moor's Account--a timely and powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant that is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, all of it informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Nora Guerraoui, a jazz composer, returns home to a small town in the Mojave after hearing that her father, owner of a popular restaurant there, has been killed in a suspicious hit-and-run car accident. Told by multiple narrators--Nora herself, Jeremy (the Iraq war veteran with whom she develops an intimacy), widow Maryam, Efrain (an immigrant witness to the accident who refuses to get involved for fear of deportation), Coleman (the police investigator), and Driss (the dead man himself), The Other Americans deftly explores one family's secrets and hypocrisies even as it offers a portrait of Americans riven by race, class, and religion, living side by side, yet ignorant of the vicissitudes that each tribe, as it were, faces" --
Dinarzad's children : an anthology of contemporary Arab American fiction by Nabeel Abraham( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mo luo ge zhi zi by La le mi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geheime zoon by Laila Lalami( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 19-jarige Marokkaanse jongen woont met zijn moeder in een sloppenwijk van Casablanca; net voordat hij aan een studie aan de universiteit begint, ontdekt hij het bestaan van zijn dood gewaande vader, een rijke zakenman
Laila Lalami New Writing Series reading, [10/28/09] by Laila Lalami( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Laila Lalami reads from her worksl, Hope and other dangerous pursuits, and Secret son
Håp og andre farer roman by Laila Lalami( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De fire hovedpersonene Murad, Faten, Halima og Aziz er på vei fra Marokko over Middelhavet i en oppblåsbar gummibåt. Målet er den spanske kysten og spørsmålet blir hva som venter dem der. Vi følger de fire i tiden før reisen og får vite noen av årsakene til at de velger å dra. Leseren tas også med framover i tid og får vite hvordan det gikk med de unge menneskene etterpå og om hvordan tilfeldighetene rår. Laila Lalami gir i denne romanen et glimt av menneskene bak bildene og overskriftene vi ser i avisene og på tv: båtflyktningene. Dette er forfatterens debutroman
Frequency in sentence comprehension by Laila Lalami( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Literary blogs and their influence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panelists discuss their book-related Internet web logs (blogs) and assess the influence they have had on the industry, the growing use of the Internet in the publishing industry, and the influence of electronic media on book sales. After their discussion the panelists respond to questions from the audience
La speranza e altri sogni pericolosi by Laila Lalami( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clitic left dislocation in Moroccan Arabic by Laila Lalami( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

All our names : Dinaw Mengestu [electronic resource] by Dinaw Mengestu( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the MacArthur Award-winning writer, comes a subtle and quietly devastating new novel about love, exile and the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. All Our Names is a tale of friendship between two young men who come of age during an African revolution and the emotional and physical boundaries that tear them apart--one drawn into peril, the other into the safety of the American Midwest. In this political novel, Mengestu presents a portrait of love and grace, of self-determination, of the names we are given and the names we earn
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Secret son : a novel
Hope & other dangerous pursuitsSeason of migration to the northDinarzad's children : an anthology of contemporary Arab American fiction
Alternative Names
Laila Lalami American writer

Laila Lalami écrivaine américaine

Laila Lalami escritora estadounidense

Laila Lalami romanschrijfster uit Marokko

Laila Lalami scriitoare americană

Laila Lalami scrittrice marocchina

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