Laila Lalami - The Other Americans

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Lalami won multiple awards for The Moor’s Account, her breakout fictional memoir of the forgotten Moroccan slave who was the first black explorer of America. Her new novel shows this talented author equally adept at capturing the socio-political currents of contemporary life. This powerful story starts with the hit-and-run death of a Moroccan immigrant. The incident sparks a series of revelations, confessions, and unexpected connections among a diverse cast of characters including the victim’s daughter, compelled to return to a town she thought she’d left forever; an undocumented man afraid to report what he saw for fear of deportation; a detective unwittingly investigating his own son; an Iraq war vet; and more. Blending elements of a murder mystery, a love story, and a family saga, Lalami deftly explores the divisive terrain of America today.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
The Other Americans: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524747145
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Published: Pantheon - March 26th, 2019

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