Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah

Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, the award-giving body said on Thursday.

The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy and is worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.14 million). He got the award “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents”, said Swedish Academy.

Born in Zanzibar and based in England, Gurnah is a professor at the University of Kent. His novel “Paradise” was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1994.
 

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