: Gurnah (A.)

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291pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1988) 2021


An immigrant struggles to come to terms with the horror of his past and the meaning of his pilgrimage to England.

"Demands to be read and reread for its humour, generosity of spirit and clear-sighted vision of the infinite contradictions of human nature." Evening Standard

"In clean, measured prose, Gurnah zooms in on individual acts of violence ... and unexpected acts of kindness." Daily Telegraph

Abdulrazak Gurnah is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021. He is the author of the novels Memory of Departure, Paradise (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award), Dottie, Gravel Heart, Admiring Silence, By the Sea (longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award), Desertion (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize) The Last Gift and Afterlives (shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Fiction 2021 and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize). He was Professor of English at the University of Kent, and was a Man Booker Prize judge in 2016. He lives in Canterbury.