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This engaging summary presents an analysis of Leo the African by Amin Maalouf, a historical novel which paints a vivid image of many of the most important events of the 16th century. It follows the Renaissance-era traveller Leo Africanus, but – since very little is actually known about his life – the author presents his own version of how Leo’s life may have been. The novel is written in the form of a memoir and was greeted with widespread praise when it was first released, with particular interest given to the book’s juxtaposition of the main religions of the time – Islam and Christianity. Leo the African is Amin Maalouf’s first book, although he later received the Prix Goncourt for his novel The Rock of Tanios and went on to become a member of the Académie française. Although he writes in French, his native tongue is Arabic.
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