White-washed Minarets and Slimy Gutters: Abdulrazak Gurnah, Narrative Form and Indian Ocean Space

  title={White-washed Minarets and Slimy Gutters: Abdulrazak Gurnah, Narrative Form and Indian Ocean Space},
  author={Charne Lavery},
  journal={English Studies in Africa},
  pages={117 - 127}
  • Charne Lavery
  • Published 1 May 2013
  • History
  • English Studies in Africa
Abstract Abdulrazak Gurnah's novels map a distinctive East African coastal space interlinked with the Indian Ocean littoral through travel, trade and culture. This article considers the form given to that expression of space, through examining ways in which the author's structural and formal choices relate to his writing of the Indian Ocean. Drawing on the Lefebvrean distinction between representations of space and representational space, this paper argues that the way in which Indian Ocean… 
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