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Resource Guide: ‘The Moor’s Account’ by Laila Lalami

On February 4, 2021 the Folger returns to its Virtual Book Club with The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to early modern exploration of the Americas.

LEARN about “new world” discoveries and exploration

EXPLORE related exhibitions and collection items

LISTEN to author Laila Lalami discuss her novel Hope and Other Pursuits

  • The clip, from “The Displaced: An Evening with Laila Lalami, Shobha Rao, & Luis Urrea,” is available on Soundcloud. The event was held at the Folger Theatre on April 7, 2017. At this event, PEN/Faulkner Fiction and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series came together to discuss what it means to be a citizen in our volatile world.

Shakespeare bust with glassesWords, Words, Words discusses Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account on February 4, 2021. Visit our website to register for the discussion.