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Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has received the 2021 Nobel Prize in literature for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.

  • The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • The Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden has presented the Nobel Prize in literature.
  • The award includes 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.14 million).

About Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah

  • Abdulrazak was born in 1948.
  • He arrived in England as a refugee at the end of the 1960s.
  • Abdulrazak served as a Professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury and also penned ten novels and a number of short stories.

Nobel Prize 2021 Winners List

FieldWinnersContribution
Physiology or MedicineDavid Julius and Ardem Patapoutianfor their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch
PhysicsSyukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann
Giorgio Parisi
for the physical modeling of Earth’s climate, quantifying
variability and reliably
predicting global warming
ChemistryBenjamin List and David W.C. MacMillanfor the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
LiteratureTanzanian Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnahfor his uncompromising and
compassionate penetration of
the effects of colonialism and
the fate of the refugee in the
gulf between cultures and continents

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