Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
|October 7, 2005|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|ISBN||ISBN 1-56512-493-6 (hardback edition)|
|LC Class||PS3612.A543 H68 2005|
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits is a 2005 novel by Moroccan American author Laila Lalami. First published in the United States, it offers a wider view of the immigration phenomenon from North Africa to Europe.
A group of young Moroccan immigrants seeking a better life in Spain cross the Strait of Gibraltar on a lifeboat. When it capsizes near shore, it is everyone for themselves. The book then chronicles the lives of four of the passengers, Murad, Halima, Aziz and Faten, exploring their lives before the trip and what motivated their attempt at immigration.