By the sea / Abdulrazak Gurnah.

By: Gurnah, Abdulrazak, 1948- [aut]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2002Description: 245 s. 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780747557852; 0747552800; 0747557853Subject(s): Flyktingar | Afrikaner i utlandet | Asylsökande | Refugees -- Zanzibar -- Fiction | Refugees -- London -- England -- Fiction | Refugees | Refugees | Novels | Migrants | Tanzania -- Zanzibar | Storbritannien -- England | Zanzibar -- Fiction | England -- Fiction | United Kingdom | Fiction | Authors, Zanzibar | Storbritannien, ZanzibarGenre/Form: RomanerDDC classification: 823.914 Other classification: Hep.01 | He.01 | He.01 Summary: On a late November afternoon Saleh Omar arrives at Gatwick Airport from Zanzibar, a far away island in the Indian Ocean. With him he has a small bag in which lies his most precious possession - a mahogany box containing incense. He used to own a furniture shop, have a house and be a husband and father. Now he is an asylum seeker from paradise; silence his only protection. Meanwhile Latif Mahmud, someone intimately connected with Saleh's past, lives quietly alone in his London flat. When Saleh and Latif meet in an English seaside town, a story is unravelled. It is a story of love and betrayal, seduction and possession, and of a people desperately trying to find stability amidst the maelstrom of their times.
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On a late November afternoon Saleh Omar arrives at Gatwick Airport from Zanzibar, a far away island in the Indian Ocean. With him he has a small bag in which lies his most precious possession - a mahogany box containing incense. He used to own a furniture shop, have a house and be a husband and father. Now he is an asylum seeker from paradise; silence his only protection. Meanwhile Latif Mahmud, someone intimately connected with Saleh's past, lives quietly alone in his London flat. When Saleh and Latif meet in an English seaside town, a story is unravelled. It is a story of love and betrayal, seduction and possession, and of a people desperately trying to find stability amidst the maelstrom of their times.

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