Afterlives
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781526615855
  • september 2020
  • 288 pagina's
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'One of Africa's greatest living writers' Giles Foden 'Exquisite' Telegraph 'A remarkable novel, by a wondrous writer, deeply compelling, a thread that links our humanity with the colonial legacy that lies beneath, in ways that cut deep' Philippe Sands 'To read Afterlives is to be returned to the joy of storytelling ... The story of Hamza and Afiya is one of simple lives buffeted by colonial ambitions, of the courage it takes to endure, to hold oneself with dignity, and to live with hope in the heart' 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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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
september 2020
Aantal pagina's
288 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Abdulrazak Gurnah
Uitgever
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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9781526615855

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Gewicht
566 g
Verpakking breedte
153 mm
Verpakking hoogte
234 mm
Verpakking lengte
234 mm

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