Laila Lalami
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Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain, and the United States. She is the author of the novels "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits," which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; "Secret Son," which was on the Orange Prize longlist; and "The Moor's Account," which won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. It was on the Man Booker Prize longlist and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, the New York Times, and in many anthologies. She writes the "Between the Lines" column for The Nation magazine and is a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. The recipient of a British Council Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside.

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    • The Other Americans

    • A Novel
    • By: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, P.J. Ochlan, Adenrele Ojo, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor’s Account, here is a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant - at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying listen. Don't hesitate!

    • By Ela B. on 04-28-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Moor's Account

    • By: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 386

    In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America--a Moroccan slave....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific read evoking 16th century New World life

    • By William on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

    • By: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In her exciting debut, Laila Lalami evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco and offers an authentic look at the Muslim immigrant experience today.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • mixed feelings about narrator

    • By Abusahan on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Secret Son

    • By: Laila Lalami
    • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Youssef el-Mekki, a young man of 19, is living with his mother in the slums of Casablanca when he discovers that the father he believed to be dead is, in fact, alive....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not great literature

    • By Penny K on 09-09-10

    Regular price: $17.95

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