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Nobel Literature Prize Honors Tanzanian Author

The award recognized Abdulrazak Gurnah’s “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fates of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” He is the first African to win the award in almost two decades.

“The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2021 is awarded to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, born in Zanzibar, active in England, for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism, and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” “In his 10 novels, he has consistently and with great compassion, penetrated the effects of colonialism in East Africa, and its effects on the lives of uprooted and migrating individuals.”

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