The novel, Leo Africanus was written by Amin Maalouf as a memoir to his medieval travels. Africanus experienced a lot of heartbreak, loss and wins resulting in significant changes in his relationships with friends and foes. Maalouf used the book in the presentation of the role of Islamic culture and youth. Further, he demonstrated the unique role played by multicultural exposure to neutrality in perception. Africanus’ many names were not a result of lost creativity, and instead insinuated irony and desperateness. Africanus repeatedly adjusted his cultural fit as an instinct of survival in cultures.