Abdulrazak Gurnah
Winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize For Literature
Abdulrazak Gurnah
Winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize For Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. He writes on culture and postcolonialism and is the author of ten novels, some of which have been shortlisted for the Booker prize, the Whitbread Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Born in Zanzibar, Gurnah emigrated to Britain as a student in 1968, at the age of 20, and went on to become professor of English and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent.

Source of Influence: Arts & Culture

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