Item #1044 The Last Gift: A Novel. Abdulrazak Gurnah, b. 1948.
The Last Gift: A Novel
The Last Gift: A Novel
Winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature

The Last Gift: A Novel

New York: Bloomsbury, (2014). First U.S. printing. Hardcover. Octavo. [iv], 279 pages. Bound in yellow paper over boards with spine titled in black. Moderate bump at top of upper joint, else fine in a fine dust jacket.

This was Abdulrazak Gurnah's eighth novel, and centers on an east African immigrant named Abbas, who has raised a family in England and now reflects on the past he has never told anyone about. A stroke has now rendered him unable to speak about it.

Gurnah won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2021, “...for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.”.

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