Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel Prize 2021 in Literature

• Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature.

• Gurnah was awarded for “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.”

• Gurnah was born in 1948 in Zanzibar and has since lived in the UK and Nigeria. His books are in English, and ‘Paradise’ is his most famous novel, which was even shortlisted for the Booker prize in 1994.

• The winner was announced on Thursday, 7th October 2021.

• The prestigious award comes with 10 million Swedish kronor ($1.14 million) and with a gold medal.

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