2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

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    • Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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    • It was awarded to him “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee”.
    • 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.
    • Gurnah is the first African writer to win the award since the Zimbabwean Doris Lessing in 2007, and only the second writer of colour from sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Source: TH