Afterlives
instans av Verk
Medverkan och funktion
Gurnah Abdulrazak 1948- • Författare
språk
klassifikation
823.914 • full • 23
823.92 • full • 23
He.01 • kssb
innehållstyp
Identifikator
ISBN 1526615851 • hardcover
ISBN 152661586X • paperback
ISBN 9781526615855 • hardcover
ISBN 9781526615862 • paperback
NBN GBC084854
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Indirekt identifierad av
ISBN 9781526615879
utgivningssätt
Monografisk resurs
medietyp
bärartyp
har titel
Afterlives
upphovsuppgift
Abdulrazak Gurnah
utgivning
Storbritannien • London • Bloomsbury Publishing • 2020
omfång
275 pages
Mått
24 cm
klassifikation
PR9399.9.G87
sammanfattning av innehåll
"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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