The Last White Man (Hardback)Mohsin Hamid (author)
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A masterful treatise on race, prejudice and nationalism, this explosive work from the author of Exit West envisages a world where the skin colour of white people the world over begins to turn darker.
From the internationally bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change.
One morning, Anders wakes to find that his skin has turned dark, his reflection a stranger to him. At first he tells only Oona, an old friend, newly a lover. Soon, reports of similar occurrences surface across the land. Some see in the transformations the long-dreaded overturning of an established order, to be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Anders' father and Oona's mother, a sense of profound loss wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance to see one another, face to face, anew.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 22 mm
Praise for Exit West:
'Hamid's enticing strategy is to foreground the humanity... [He] exploits fiction's capacity to elicit empathy and identification to imagine a better world.' - The New York Times Book Review
'Lyrical and urgent... peels away the dross of bigotry to expose the beauty of our common humanity.' - O, the Oprah Magazine
'Powerful, vivid, poignant... Hamid is the master' - The Sunday Times
'Astonishing' - Zadie Smith
'[An] exceptionally moving and powerful novel' - The Guardian
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