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Paradise

Author: Abdulrazak Gurnah
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in East Africa, Yusuf has few qualms about the journey he is to make. It never occurs to him to ask why he is accompanying Uncle Aziz or why the trip has been organised so suddenly, and he does not think to ask when he will be returning. But the truth is that his 'uncle' is a rich and powerful merchant and Yusuf has been pawned to him to pay his father's debts. Paradise is a rich tapestry of myth, dreams and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gurnah, Abdulrazak, 1948-
Paradise.
London : Hamish Hamilton, 1994
(OCoLC)624323544
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abdulrazak Gurnah
ISBN: 0241001838 9780241001837 0241135524 9780241135525
OCLC Number: 30034210
Awards: Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 1994, shortlist.
Description: 246 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Abdulrazak Gurnah.

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Born in East Africa, Yusuf has few qualms about the journey he is to make. It never occurs to him to ask why he is accompanying Uncle Aziz or why the trip has been organised so suddenly, and he does not think to ask when he will be returning. But the truth is that his 'uncle' is a rich and powerful merchant and Yusuf has been pawned to him to pay his father's debts. Paradise is a rich tapestry of myth, dreams and Biblical and Koranic tradition, the story of a young boy's coming of age against the backdrop of an Africa increasingly corrupted by colonialism and violence.

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