Past Event
Books & Debates

Romesh Gunesekera & Abdulrazak Gurnah

Sun 1 Jan 2012

Exile, displacement and the nature of identity are among the richest seams for writers. Booker-shortlisted novelists Gunesekera (Reef, Heaven’s Edge) and Gurnah (Paradise) have both explored this fertile terrain. Set in Mauritius during the death throes of British slavery, Gunesekera’s latest novel The Prisoner of Paradise is a story of intimate passions and colliding destinies. Gurnah’s The Last Gift is a powerful meditation on family, self and the meaning of home.

In response to The Otolith Group.