From Black Britain to Black Internationalism in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Pilgrims Way

  title={From Black Britain to Black Internationalism in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Pilgrims Way},
  author={Emad Mirmotahari},
  journal={English Studies in Africa},
  pages={17 - 27}
Abstract Abdulrazak Gurnah's Pilgrims Way captures the demise of the inter-ethnic and inter-racial cooperative known as ‘black Britain’ in the 1970s, the estrangements between various ethnic and racial communities in Britain who had come together in previous decades to combat racism. But the novel keeps the spirit of black Britain alive through the political consciousness of its main character, which is inclusive, expansive, and international in its symbolic scope. Pilgrims Way rejects… 
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