Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Author Laila Lalami
Country Morocco
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Algonquin Books
Publication date
October 7, 2005
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 1-56512-493-6 (hardback edition)
OCLC 59881995
813/.6 22
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.

Plot summary[edit]

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.