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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: "Hassan Omar is a gifted young man, with a potentially bright future but a past marred by poverty. In the wake of a national uprising, and with a new government in place, though, he is denied a scholarship to a university abroad and deprived of the opportunity to study further. Instead, Hassan travels to Nairobi to stay with a wealthy uncle, in the hope that he will release his mother's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: "From the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, a sweeping, multi-generational saga of displacement, loss, and love, set against the brutal colonization of east Africa. When he was just a boy, Ilyas was stolen from his parents on the coast of east Africa by German colonial troops. After years away, fighting against his own people, he returns home to find his parents gone and his sister,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2022

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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

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Summary: "Abbas has never told anyone about his past--before he was a sailor on the high seas, before he met his wife Maryam outside a Boots in Exeter, before they settled into a quiet life in Norwich with their children, Jamal and Hanna. Now, at the age of sixty-three, he suffers a collapse that renders him bedbound and unable to speak about things he thought he would one day have to."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2014

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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: "He thinks, as he escapes from Zanzibar, that he will probably never return, and yet the dream of studying in England matters above that. Things do not happen quite as he imagined - the school where he teaches is cramped and violent, he forgets how it feels to belong. But there is Emma, beautiful, rebellious Emma, who turns away from her white, middle-class roots to offer him love and bear him...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2021

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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: An extraordinary depiction of the life of an immigrant, as he struggles to come to terms with the horror of his past and the meaning of his pilgrimage to England

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2021

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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: Saleh Omar used to be a furniture-shop owner, house owner, husband and father. Now he is an asylum seeker. When he meets Latif, a voluntary refugee, in a small English seaside town, there begins an unravelling of a story begun long ago.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2002

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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: "A searing tale of a young woman discovering her troubled family history and cultural past. Dottie Badoura Fatma Balfour finds solace amidst the squalor of her childhood by spinning warm tales of affection about her beautiful names. But she knows nothing of their origins, and little of her family history - or the abuse her ancestors suffered as they made their home in Britain. At seventeen, she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2021

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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: Salim has always known that his father does not want him. Living with his parents and his adored Uncle Amir in a house full of secrets, he is a bookish child, a dreamer haunted by night terrors. It is the 1970s and Zanzibar is changing. Tourists arrive, the island's white sands obscuring the memory of recent conflict--the longed-for independence from British colonialism swiftly followed by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: The adventures of a 12-year-old African boy sold into slavery by his father to pay off a debt. The setting is East Africa, a place of trade caravans, tribal warfare and the beginnings of European colonization.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 1994

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