Gravel Heart
Gravel Heart
Book for October 2022
Group 3
Review of Gravel Heart in The Guardian newspaper
About the Author
Abdulrazak Gurnah
(born 20 December 1948) is a Tanzanian-born British novelist and academic. He was born in the Sultanate of Zanzibar and moved to the United Kingdom in the 1960s as a refugee during the Zanzibar Revolution. His novels include Paradise (1994), Desertion (2005), and By the Sea (2001).

Gurnah was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fates of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents". He is Emeritus Professor of English and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent.