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Abdulrazak Gurnah

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Abdulrazak Gurnah
Gurnah in May 2009
Gurnah in May 2009
Born (1948-12-20) 20 December 1948 (age 72)
Zanzibar
EducationCanterbury Christ Church University (BA)
University of Kent (MA, PhD)
GenreFiction
Notable works
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature (2021)

Abdulrazak Gurnah (born 20 December 1948) is a Tanzanian-born British novelist. He moved to the United Kingdom as a refugee in the 1960s. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2021.[1] Most of his novels talked about colonialism and its impact on refugees.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Flood, Alison (2021-10-07). "Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the 2021 Nobel prize in literature". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 7 October 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-07.
  2. "Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah named winner". BBC News. 2021-10-07. Retrieved 2021-10-07.