Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah receives Nobel Prize for Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah receives Nobel Prize for Literature

The 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded this Thursday, October 7 to the Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Nobel committee announced from Stockholm. The jury praised his work “Empathetic and uncompromising of the effects of colonialism and the plight of refugees caught between cultures and continents”. He succeeds the poet Louise Glück, awarded last … Read more

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, born in Tanzania and living for years in the United Kingdom, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, as announced by the Swedish academy. Gurnah, who grew up on the island of Zanzibar but came to England as a refugee in the late 1960s, was awarded for his writing “empathetic … Read more

Tsitsi Dangarembga, dissident novelist and feminist from Zimbabwe

1634312452 Tsitsi Dangarembga dissident novelist and feminist from Zimbabwe

With her new novel, “This Mournable Body”, the Zimbabwean, Tsitsi Dangarembga is in the running this year for the prestigious Booker Prize, the English equivalent of the Goncourt Prize. It is a powerful novel which tells the descent into hell of postcolonial Zimbabwe. The announcement in July of the first selection of works shortlisted for … Read more