Abdulrazak Gurnah, born in Zanzibar and arrived in England as a refugee in the late 1960s, won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature
Abdulrazak Gurnah has won Nobel Prize for Literature 2021. Born in 1948 and raised on the island of Zanzibar, he arrived in England as a refugee in the late 1960s. was a professor of English at the University of Kent in Caterburry. In Italy three of his books have been published by Garzanti: Paradiso (1994, selected for the Booker Prize; translated 2007), The deserter (2005; translated in 2006) e On the seashore (2001; translated 2002).
The Nobel Prize was awarded to the Tanzanian novelist for his work on the effects of colonialism and the fate of refugees. This was announced by the Royal Academy of Sweden, which has decided to reward Gurnah for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of refugees across cultures and continents. Last year the award went to the American poet Louise Glck.
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