It’s been such a pleasure to read Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah. The novel is quite well-known in the West, having been shortlisted for the. Paradise [Abdulrazak Gurnah] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A finalist for the Booker Prize, England’s highest honor for works of. Tales are told of what lies beyond the known world: seas that freeze, a wall built by the giants Gog and Magog, the earthly paradise with its.

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All I can say it was a great piece of literature in english from a Son of Zanzibar.

From Wikipedia, the free gurnnah. Paradise Abdulrazak Gurnah Snippet view – The name is derived from the famous 8th century travel document the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea and refers to the coastal areas of the Indian Ocean adjacent to Africa.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. As a coming of age story it is remarkably simple and straightforward, but the way in which Abdulrazak Gurnah illuminates the tremendous historical changes sweeping around Yusuf, and does so while still maintaining the narrative integrity of his man-child protagonist, is simply breathtaking.

Berwajah menawan, terbuang dan kemudian bermasalah paradiise perempuan karena kerupawanannya.

It’s technically, or grammatically, an easy story to read, but my mind constantly wandered and the way the story’s written, I found it very hard to visualise as I read, making it even harder for me to concentrate and focus on the parwdise.


The narrative structure was almost episodic, like a set of stories someone would tell about their lives.


Larger cultural issues, and the setting itself, are difficult to see through the forest of minutiae. Unfortunately, the book is written in a plodding style and Yusuf is a non-entity, without personality or goals to keep the reader’s interest.

There was a richness and depth to the story and there are parallels to another story. Preview — Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah.

Thrown into a new situation, Yusuf must find his place in gurbah whole as he travels around Africa.

As Yusef grows it is clear that he is very attractive to women and men. Dialogue is often filled with humor, and Yusuf becomes a real person, not a cardboard symbol.

At the age of 12, Yusuf is taken away from his home by Aziz, a rich merchant, in payment for a debt of his father’s. A young boy is pawned off, by his parents, to a merchant, to cover the father’s debt.

Sepintas terlihat nasib Yusuf seperti keluar parradise mulut Harimau masuk ke mulut Buaya. Perjalanan hidup Yusuf kemudian membuatnya ter”buang” dari keluarga, dan berhenti di sebuah rumah saudagar yang memiliki taman yang indah. First time Gurbah read this work by Abdulrazak Gurnah.

PARADISE by Abdulrazak Gurnah | Kirkus Reviews

Disconcerting, uncomfortable, a constant sense of impending change, disaster and mystery. Man Booker Ugrnah Nominee His unexpected paradkse ends the book abruptly, almost breathlessly, but somehow completely appropriately.

Jul 10, Kevin Pedersen rated it liked it Shelves: The final pages turn this into a decent character study, too. Gurnah’s description of life on the caravan road is illuminative and he vividly portrays the ‘utani’ relationship of sly joking and storytelling by which the porters structured the monotony of the march.



At twelve, Yusuf, the protagonist of this twentieth-century odyssey, is sold by his father in repayment of a debt. A novel which begins as a beautifully realized coming-of-age story develops into a story of high adventure, social and political realism, and eventually love.

May 07, Rachel rated paradisw really liked it. Khayalan masa kecil membuat Yusuf terikat secara psikologis dengan taman tersebut.

Apr 08, Dana rated it really liked it. The Azanian Sea The Azanian Sea was founded in as a web resource and online hub for information, inspiration and informed commentary on the African presence in the Indian Ocean.

The characters gurbah off a feeling of realness, almost as if you could identify them with someone from your own daily life, therefore contributing to a clos A book that offers a glimpse into a desperate life as a hostage and slave to the world: In Aziz’s easterly journey to the Congo, Jacobs says that Gurnah is challenging the dominant Western images of the Congo at the turn of the twentieth century ggurnah continue to pervade the popular imagination.

Hidup menghamba pada sang saudagar karena hutang orang tua.

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