At the Margins: Silences in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Admiring Silence and The Last Gift

  title={At the Margins: Silences in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Admiring Silence and The Last Gift},
  author={Kimani Kaigai},
  journal={English Studies in Africa},
  pages={128 - 140}
  • Kimani Kaigai
  • Published 1 May 2013
  • Sociology
  • English Studies in Africa
Abstract This paper offers a reading of Abdulrazak Gurnah's Admiring Silence (1996) alongside The Last Gift (2011) with the view to exploring the signification and significance of silence. Using narratology as the guiding framework, the paper investigates how the two novels use literary strategies to represent silence as a code of meaning and meaning making while simultaneously calling this process into question for both the reading audiences of the novel as well as the embedded audiences in… Expand
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