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Book Description

The First UK printing published by Bloomsbury, London in 2005. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a hint of toning to the text-block. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The purple silk ribbon marker is present. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near fine condition. The wrapper is protected in removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed (without dedication) by the author to the title page. A copy of the ticket for the signing event is loosely laid in as provenance. 'Abdulrazak Gurnah is a novelist and academic who is based in the UK. He was born in the Sultanate of Zanzibar and moved to the UK in the 1960s as a refugee during the Zanzibar Revolution. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2021 'for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fates of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents'. He is Emeritus Professor of English and Post-colonial Literatures at the University of Kent.' (Wiki). His previous novel, 'Paradise' was shortlisted for the Booker and Whitbread prizes in 1994, and 'By The Sea' was long-listed for the Booker Prize in 2001.' The seventh published novel by the Nobel Laureate and very scarce with such attributes.
Author Gurnah, Abdulrazak
Date 2005
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Bloomsbury, London
Condition near Fine

Price: £950.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

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