Sunday, October 24, 2021

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize in Literature


Abdulrazak Gurnah a Tanzania Novelist has won the Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 2021.

The Swedish Academy award was announced on Thursday with the organizers terming his work as uncompromising and discussed in detail the effects of colonization.

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The 73-year-old novelist has released 10 novels and other stories with the award bagging him 1.14 million US Dollars.

Born in 1994 in Tanzania, Gurnah moved to England as a refugee back in 1960 and made a breakthrough in Literature in the 20th Century winning the Booker Prize. He was also the English and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent.

“Tanzanian Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy & is worth $1.14M Born in Zanzibar in 1948, Gurnah arrived in England as a refugee in the late 1960s. He has authored 10 novels and several short stories.” Said Tanzania Updates.

A committee in-charge of Literature described his work as the real definition of simplicity. They continued by explaining how he opened about the diversification of culture in East Africa compared to other continents.

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