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TitleAfterlives / Abdulrazak Gurnah.
AuthorGurnah, Abdulrazak, 1948- author.
Call NoF G981
CollectionAdult Fiction
Reserve Item


Call NoBarcodeCirc Status
F G98118011123509454Available

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 059354188X : $28.00
International Standard Book Number 9780593541883 : $28.00
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 823/.914 23/eng/20220119
Personal Name Gurnah, Abdulrazak, 1948- author.
Title Statement Afterlives / Abdulrazak Gurnah.
Edition Statement First United States edition.
Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.
Physical Description 309 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "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, Afiya, abandoned into de facto slavery. Hamza too, is back from the war. He was not stolen but sold into service, where he became the protâegâe of an officer whose special interest has left him literally scarred for life. With nothing but the clothes on his back, he seeks only steady work and safety - until he meets the beautiful, undaunted Afiya. As these young people live and work and fall in love, their fates knotted ever more tightly together, the shadow of a new war on another continent falls over them, ready to snatch them up and once again carry them away. Spanning from the end of the nineteenth century, when the Europeans carved up Africa, on through the tumultuous decades of revolt and suppression that followed, AFTERLIVES is an astonishingly moving portrait of survivors refusing to sacrifice their humanity to the violent forces that assail them"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Africa, East Colonization History 20th century Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Germany Colonies History 20th century Fiction. Africa
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels.
Other Edition Entry Reproduction of (manifestation): Gurnah, Abdulrazak, 1948- London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020 Afterlives 9781526615855
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Gurnah, Abdulrazak, 1948- New York : Riverhead Books, 2022 Afterlives (DLC) 2021055897 9780593541906
Holding Institution 1
Location PCACP F G 28.00

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