Online Class title: Abdulrazak Gurnah, 2021 Nobel Prize winner in Literature (2297)

Two Thursdays October 13 and 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET Online

Price: 
$80.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Lector and Discussion


Join this seminar style class to discuss two historical novels on refugee dislocation and displacement by 2021 Nobel Prize winner in Literature Tanzania-born British author Abdulrazak Gurnah, awarded for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents." 

Author of ten novels, Gurnah left his home of Tanzania after the Zanzibar revolution and arrived in the U.K. as a teenager in 1968. His academic and literary career are based on his experiences with European colonization, both in East Africa and in Britain.

In the first class, we will discuss Gurnah’s 1994 novel Paradise, set in pre-colonial East Africa just before World War I, which follows the life of a twelve-year old young boy named Yusuf who has been sold to an Arab merchant to pay off his father’s debts. The second week, we will look at Gurnah’s 2020 novel Afterlives, which charts the generational effects of German rule in East Africa at the beginning of the first world war. 

Two Thursdays October 13 and 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET Online

Required Texts

Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah (9781565841635)

Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah (9780593541883)

Kimberly Clarke is a writer and educator deeply invested in helping unearth obscured and under-appreciated literatures and histories. She holds a Master's from Georgetown University and PhD from The George Washington University. She is currently an editor at Georgetown University working on education access and affordability.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Paradise: By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 By Abdulrazak Gurnah Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781565841635
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Published: New Press - May 1st, 1995

Afterlives: A Novel By Abdulrazak Gurnah Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593541883
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 23rd, 2022