Books by Abdulrazak Gurnah and Complete Book Reviews

Abdulrazak Gurnah, Author New Press $19.95 (216p) ISBN 978-1-56584-349-3
This tightly focused story of an unnamed Zanzibarian expatriate who returns home after a 20-year exile in England poignantly evokes the cultural limbo of many emigres. For his lover, anti-bourgeoisie rebel Ph.D. candidate Emma, and her upper-middle-c
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Abdulrazak Gurnah, Author New Press $19.95 (246p) ISBN 978-1-56584-162-8
Gurnah's powerful, ironically titled story evokes the Edenic natural beauty of a continent on the verge of full-scale imperialist takeover by the European powers. Set in Colonial East Africa as English invaders drive natives off the land and Germans
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Abdulrazak Gurnah, Author Grove/Atlantic $15.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8021-1018-3
This haunting coming-of-age novel evokes in spare but vivid prose the exotic sights, sounds and landscapes of coastal East Africa and the spiritual rebirth of a sensitive 15-year-old. Living with his family in a poverty-stricken seaport village, the
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Abdulrazak Gurnah. Bloomsbury, $26 (288p) ISBN 978-1-62040-328-0
Gurnah’s latest (after Paradise) follows an East African immigrant living in a small English town as he and his family reckon with his past, which has long been shrouded in mystery. After suffering a debilitating stroke at age 63, Abbas suddenly...
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Abdulrazak Gurnah, Author . Pantheon $23 (262p) ISBN 978-0-375-42354-3
Against the backdrop of colonial Africa, Booker-nominated Gurnah (By the Sea ; Paradise ) crafts a dense, decade-straddling story of cross-cultural love and its repercussions in his seventh novel, which begins in Zanzibar in 1899. After Somali...
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Abdulrazak Gurnah, Author . New Press $22.95 (245p) ISBN 978-1-56584-658-6
Dense, accomplished and sharply conceived, this novel by Anglo-African writer Gurnah (Paradise; Admiring Silence) tells the story of 65-year-old Saleh Omar, a merchant refugee from Zanzibar who applies for asylum in England. A present-day Sinbad,...
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Abdulrazak Gurnah. Bloomsbury, $27 (272p) ISBN 978-1-63286-813-8
Not until over a hundred pages into this novel does Salim, the narrator whose life we follow and whose thoughts we inhabit, say out loud to anyone in his adopted country where he’s from: Zanzibar, a small island off the east coast of Africa. The...
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