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Abdulrazak Gurnah - Author


Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in 1948 in Zanzibar and teaches at the University of Kent. He is the author of six novels which include Paradise, Admiring Silence and By the Sea. Paradise was shortlisted for both the Booker and the Whitbread Prizes.

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If you like Abdulrazak Gurnah you might also like to read books by V S Naipaul, Paul Theroux and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

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Desertion by Abdulrazak Gurnah
Desertion
Abdulrazak Gurnah
A culture clash love, a turn-of-the-last-century scandal beautifully written as a semi-conscious English explorer is nursed by a spiky, argumentative Muslim. Itâs a dense, captivating read. Similar this month: None. Comparison: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, V S Naipaul, Paul Theroux.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2006

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