Emigré Journeys by Abdullah Hussein

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"A startlingly authentic voice"—Daily Telegraph

As a young man in the early 1960s, Amir leaves his small village in Pakistan to come to Britain as an illegal alien. Thirty years on, Amir has a home and a family, including Parvin, his nineteen-year-old daughter. Parvin has a mind of her own. As Amir and Parvin battle, Amir remembers a brutal crime of passion which profoundly altered the course of his life. Abdullah Hussein's first novel in English, Emigré Journeys is a powerful work of struggle, alienation and hope.

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Abdullah Hussein was born in 1931. His first novel, The Weary Generations, won the prestigious Pakistani Adamji Prize. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan.

 

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Published June 1, 2001 by Serpent's Tail. 250 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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