Who is Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Nobel laureate in literature – BBC news africa

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The 2021 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah said he was “surprised and humble” to receive the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Swedish Academy praised Gurnah for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism”.

The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy and is endowed with 10 million Swedish kronor ($ 1.14 million / £ 840,000).

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Who is Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Nobel laureate in literature – BBC news africa

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