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