Paradiseis Abdulrazak Gurnah’s fourth novel, a beautiful story of African life.

ISBN: 9780747573999 Author: Gurnah, Abdulrazak Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING Publication Date: 15th November 2004 Imprint: Bloomsbury Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 246 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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. Paradiseis 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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