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Gurnah, Abdulrazak 1948-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 323 publications in 11 languages and 8,354 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  History  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR9399.9.G87, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Abdulrazak Gurnah
African short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
The Cambridge companion to Salman Rushdie( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rushdie is a major contemporary writer, who engages with some of the vital issues of our times: migrancy, postcolonialism, religious authoritarianism. This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to his entire oeuvre. Part I provides thematic readings of Rushdie and his work, with chapters on how Bollywood films are intertextual with the fiction, the place of family and gender in the work, the influence of English writing and reflections on the fatwa. Part II discusses Rushdie's importance for postcolonial writing and provides detailed interpretations of his fiction. In one volume, this book provides a stimulating introduction to the author and his work in a range of expert essays and readings. With its detailed chronology of Rushdie's life and a comprehensive bibliography of further reading, this volume will be invaluable to undergraduates studying Rushdie and to the general reader interested in his work
Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Desertion by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 1899 love affair between Orientalist Martin Pearce and Rehana, the sister of the man who rescued him from an African desert, has implications in 1950s Zanzibar as Rehana's granddaughter is caught up in another forbidden affair
The last gift : a novel by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
By the sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late afternoon of November 23rd, Saleh Omar arrives at Gatwick Airport with a small bag in which lies a mahogany box containing incense - and little else. He used to own a furniture shop, his own house, and be a husband and father. Now he is an asylum seeker from paradise, claiming silence as his only protection. Meanwhile, Latif Mahmud, poet and professor, voluntary refugee, lives quietly, alone in his London flat, bitter about the country and family he has never revisited. The paradise both these men have left is Zanzibar, an island in the Indian Ocean swept by the winds of the Musim, bringing traders with their perfumes and spices and a unique mix of cultures and histories. When Saleh and Latif meet in a small English seaside town, a story of long ago begins to unravel - a story of seduction and deception, of the haphazard displacement of people, a story of love and betrayal and above all of possession. And as the story unfolds, we see a country exploding into postcolonial independence, reeling in its attempt to find stability while its people are caught in the maelstrom of their times"--Jacket
The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa
African rhapsody : short stories of the contemporary African experience by Nadežda Obradović( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories by African writers on the theme of life's injustices. In one, a gardener is caught between revolutionaries and colonialists, in another a woman has to abandon her dying son to go to work as a domestic for whites. An unhappy recital from an unhappy continent
Admiring silence by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A refugee from Zanzibar returns to his country after 20 years in England, only to discover he is a foreigner there as well. So he emigrates for the second time back to England and more disappointment. A study of the lot of emigrants
Gravel heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 bloody revolution. When his father moves out, retreating into disheveled introspection, Salim is confused and ashamed. His mother does not discuss the change, nor does she explain her absences with a strange man; silence is layered on silence. When glamorous Uncle Amir, now a senior diplomat, offers Salim an escape, the lonely teenager travels to London for college. But nothing has prepared him for the biting cold and seething crowds of this hostile city. Struggling to find a foothold, and to understand the darkness at the heart of his family, he must face devastating truths about those closest to him--and about love, sex, and power. Evoking the immigrant experience with unsentimental precision and profound understanding, Gravel Heart is a powerfully affecting story of isolation, identity, belonging, and betrayal, and Abdulrazak Gurnah's most astonishing achievement
A grain of wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The works of Kenyan author Ngugi have made a powerful impact throughout the world. A Grain of Wheat was recognised as one of Africa's 100 best books of the twentieth century in an initiative organised by the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. The central action in this novel by Ngugi wa Thiong'o takes place in December of 1963 in a village in Kenya that is preparing for the coming of Uhuru (Independence). However, the plot is non-linear, with a wealth of flashbacks and various twists and turns. There are also multiple storylines which are well-woven into a fascinating tapestry. The main story is indeed the coming of Independence Day, part of which involves identifying the person who betrayed Kihika, one of the leading freedom fighters from the village. Many of the flashbacks along this storyline involve the fight for freedom as well as details about what occurred in the detention camps. Another prominent storyline is that involving a love triangle between Mumbi and her two suitors, Gikonyo and Karanja. A third intriguing storyline involves Mugo, a man whom everyone recognizes as different yet feels drawn to. Ngugi portrays his inner conflict masterfully, especially in using biblical allusions to both Moses and Judas in relation to Mugo."--Www.mouthshut.com (Oct. 22, 2010)
Essays on African writing( Book )

in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory of departure by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family's poverty-stricken existence in East Africa encompasses scenes of abuse and brutality as teenager Hassan tries to deal with hopes for an education, his drunken father, and his own emerging sense of self. Strong language and some descriptions of sex
Essays and studies, 2000 : Reading the "new" literatures in a postcolonial era( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pilgrims way by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dottie by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last gift by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Jamal and Hanna have grown up and gone out into the world. They were both born in England but cannot shake a sense of apartness. Hanna calls herself Anna now, and has just moved to a new city to be near her boyfriend. She feels the relationship is headed somewhere serious, but the words have not yet been spoken out loud. Jamal, the listener of the family, moves into a student house and is captivated by a young woman with dark-blue eyes and her own, complex story to tell. Abbas' illness forces both children home, to the dark silences of their father and the fretful capability of their mother Maryam, who began life as a foundling and has never thought to find herself, until now
Essays on African writing by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyser af følgende forfatterskaber: Ayi Kwei Armah, Ama Ata Aidoo, Assia Djebar, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Dambudzo Mareshera, Chenjerai Hove, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Ben Okri og Moyez Vassanji
Essays on African writing by Abdulrazak Gurnah( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected stories of Abdulrazak Gurnah by Abdulrazak Gurnah( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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African short stories
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The Cambridge companion to Salman RushdieParadiseDesertionThe last gift : a novelBy the seaThe Heinemann book of contemporary African short storiesAfrican rhapsody : short stories of the contemporary African experienceAdmiring silence
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Abdulrazak Gurnah schrijver uit Verenigd Koninkrijk (1948-)

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Abdulrazak Gurnah Tanzanian novelist

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