Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah

  • $22.95


In 1910, the real Miss Lily Todd became the first woman in the world to build and design an airplane. She did it even though the odds were against her every step of the way and then, she disappeared into history. This is our story for Lily, to celebrate her courage and determination, and to inspire all those who dare to dream. The book is based on the Student Academy® Award-winning short, animated feature Miss Todd.

  • Hardcover with jacket
  • 10.75"H x 9.5"W
  • 48 pages
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    From the Nobel Prize winner, a coming-of-age story that illuminates the harshness and beauty of an Africa on the brink of colonization

    Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award, Paradise was characterized by the Nobel Prize committee as Abdulrazak Gurnah’s “breakthrough” work. It is at once the chronicle of an African boy’s coming-of-age, a tragic love story, and a tale of the corruption of African tradition by European colonialism.

    Sold by his father in repayment of a debt, twelve-year-old Yusuf is thrown from his simple rural life into complexities of pre-colonial urban East Africa. Through Yusuf’s eyes, Gurnah depicts communities at war, trading safaris gone awry, and the universal trials of adolescence. The result is what Publishers Weekly calls a “vibrant” and “powerful” work that “evokes the Edenic natural beauty of a continent on the verge of full-scale imperialist takeover.”

    • Paperback
    • 5.5" W x 8.5" H
    • 256 pages

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