Shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize and published by Bloomsbury for the first time.
By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021
Born in East Africa, Yusuf has few qualms about the journey he is to make. It never occurs to him to ask why he is accompanying Uncle Aziz or why the trip has been organised so suddenly, and he does not think to ask when he will be returning. But the truth is that his 'uncle' is a rich and powerful merchant and Yusuf has been pawned to him to pay his father's debts. Paradise is a rich tapestry of myth, dreams and Biblical and Koranic tradition, the story of a young boy's coming of age against the backdrop of an Africa increasingly corrupted by colonialism and violence.
Abdulrazak Gurnah, geb. 1948 auf Sansibar, kam mit 18 nach Großbritannien, wo er seither lebt. Er ist Romancier und Kritiker und unterrichtet seit 1985 an der University of Kent in Canterbury afrikanische und karibische Literatur. Romanveröffentlichungen, zweimalige Nominierung für den renommierten Booker-Prize. Nobelpreis für Literatur 2021.