Leo The African

Translator: Peter Sluglett Publisher: Abacus Books Ltd Place of Publication: Lebanon Date of Publication: 1994 Language: French ISBN: 0-349-10600-2 Number of Copies: 2 Author: Maalouf, Maalouf

This novel is based on the life story of the geographer Hasan as-Wazzan, who came to be known as Leo the African. It describes, amongst other things, how he fell in love with a Circassian princess, met the pirate Barbarossa, and went to the court of Salim the Grim.