Afterlives

Afterlives Abdulrazak Gurnah

Winner of the Nobel Prize 2021
Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2021

  • 'One of Africa's greatest living writers' Giles Foden
  • 'Exquisite' Telegraph
  • 'A remarkable novel, by a wondrous writer' Philippe Sands
  • 'To read Afterlives is to be returned to the joy of storytelling' Aminatta Forna
  • 'Effortlessly compelling storytelling ... You forget that you are reading fiction, it feels so real' Leila Aboulela

Restless, ambitious Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the Schutzruppe askari, the German colonial troops; after years away, he returns to his village to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away.

Hamza was not stolen, but was sold; he has come of age in the army, at the right hand of an officer whose control has ensured his protection but marked him for life. Hamza does not have words for how the war ended for him. Returning to the town of his childhood, all he wants is work, however humble, and security – and the beautiful Afiya.

The century is young. The Germans and the British and the French and the Belgians and whoever else have drawn their maps and signed their treaties and divided up Africa. As they seek complete dominion they are forced to extinguish revolt after revolt by the colonised. The conflict in Europe opens another arena in east Africa where a brutal war devastates the landscape.

As these interlinked friends and survivors come and go, live and work and fall in love, the shadow of a new war lengthens and darkens, ready to snatch them up and carry them away.

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Specificaties

ISBN
9781526615893
Uitgever
Bloomsbury
Druk
1e
Datum
02-09-2021
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
288 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Engelstalige literatuur

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