Gurnah’s latest novel ‘Afterlives’ explores effects of colonial rule in East Africa

Sep 28, 2022

Abdulrazak Gurnah is receiving worldwide attention after being awarded last year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. His latest novel “Afterlives” is set in colonial East Africa occupied by Germany in the early 20th century. Gurnah writes of individuals caught up in the sweep of history and the impact on their later lives. Jeffrey Brown caught up with him for our arts and culture series, “CANVAS.”

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