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Admiring silence

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Published by Hamish Hamilton in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAbdulrazak Gurnah.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9399.9.G87 A73 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination216 p. ;
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15200549M
ISBN 100241001846


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Admiring Silence is a bitter and often bitterly funny look at the struggle to belong in an alien world. From Publishers Weekly. This tightly focused story of an unnamed Zanzibarian expatriate who returns home after a year exile in England poignantly evokes the cultural limbo of many emigres.

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OTHER BOOKS New Coronavirus Updates for the Book Biz. He is the author of seven novels: Memory of Departure, Pilgrims Way, Dottie, Admiring Silence, By the Sea, longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, Paradise, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award, Desertion, The Last Gift, and a short story published in NW14, an anthology of new Pages: Reviews “I don't think I've ever read a novel that is so convincingly and hauntingly sad about the loss of home, the impossible longing to belong” – Michèle Roberts, Independent on Sunday “Abdulrazak Gurnah's fifth novel, Admiring Silence, is his best to date There is a wonderful sardonic eloquence to this unnamed narrator's voice, and the playful humour and lack of self.

Get this from a library. Admiring silence. [Abdulrazak Gurnah] -- A refugee from Zanzibar returns to his country after 20 years in England, only to discover he is a foreigner there as well. So he emigrates for the second time back to England and more.

Admiring Silence is a terrific novel: a serendipitous find at my local library. Gurnah is a Tanzanian novelist who now lives in Britain. He was shortlisted for the Booker for Paradise () and longlisted for By the Sea in I really like this author's style.

His unnamed narrator is a refugee from endemic post-colonial political strife in. Gurnah (Paradise, ), born in Zanzibar, poignantly redefines the colonial experience as he details the ``disappointed love'' that an exile feels for both the colonial mother, England, and his now independent homeland.

Suffering from heart disease and homesickness, the year-old unnamed narrator decides to make his first return to the island of Zanzibar since fleeing it as a. Read "Admiring Silence" by Abdulrazak Gurnah available from Rakuten Kobo. Masterfully blending myth and reality, this is the story of a man's escape from Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Masterfully blending myth and reality, this is the story of a man's escape from his native Zanzibar to England to build a new life. A dazzling tale of cultural identity and displacement He thinks, as he escapes from Zanzibar, that he will probably never return, and yet the dream of studying in England matters above that.

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Admiring Silence. Abdulrazak Gurnah. summary pdf Admiring Silence, summary chapter 2 Admiring Silence, sparknotes Admiring Silence, Admiring Silence bf4 A Man Escapes From His Native Zanzibar To England His Furtive Departure Makes It Unlikely That He Will Ever Return, But He And His Family Agree A Bright Future Lies Ahead He Meets An English Woman And They Build A Life Together She Is/5(91).

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In the novel, we follow Father Sebastien Rodrigues, a Jesuit missionary of Portuguese descent, as he. Admiring Silence () tells the story of a young man who leaves Zanzibar and emigrates to England where he marries and becomes a teacher.

A return visit to his native country 20 years later profoundly affects his attitude towards both himself and his Of Birth: Zanzibar. Focusing on the satirical stories that the protagonist in Admiring Silence produces, this paper investigates their function as strategies within a submerged history of Author: Maria Olaussen.

Abstract. Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Admiring Silence () and By the Sea () are engagements with the idea of diaspora and the academic conversations it spawns. They reimagine the “African diaspora” by expanding the cartographies that it is conventionally thought to inhabit.

Demoting the black Atlantic as the privileged locus of the African diaspora, Gurnah’s novels insist on an Author: Emad Mirmotahari.

Abdulrazak Gurnah (born in Zanzibar) is a Tanzanian novelist based in the United Kingdom. The most famous of his novels are Paradise (), which was shortlisted for both the Booker and the Whitbread Prize, Desertion (), and By the Sea (), which was longlisted for the Booker and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book : (age 70–71), Zanzibar.

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