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The hangover of colonialism

Forfatter: Abdulrazak Gurnah
Forlag: Bloomsbury (USA)
AFRICA / What is civilization, what is belonging, how much can a human being endure, and who are the wild, the heartless?

This year's Nobel laureate in literature is without a doubt a worthy prize winner, although many probably want to cover up their ignorance of Abdulrazak Gurnah by quickly reading a few books by him. The latest book, after lives, is a good start. It picks up the thread from his most famous book Paradise (1994). As for this title, the point soon becomes clear: The European colonial masters did not come to a paradise they turned into hell. They came to a hell they turned into an even worse hell. This is Gurnah's general and personal theme throughout the authorship.

His life, in short, tells of the will to survive and one. . .

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