Abdulrazak Gurnah, Nobel of Literature 2021: It is a tragedy that do not reach vaccines to Africa

"I write about migrations, belonging and uprooting because I have that experience, but also because it is part of our contemporary reality». Abdulrazak Gurnah,

Abdulrazak Gurnah, Nobel of Literature 2021: It is a tragedy that do not reach vaccines to Africa

"I write about migrations, belonging and uprooting because I have that experience, but also because it is part of our contemporary reality». Abdulrazak Gurnah, an African writer settled in England for many years, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on October 7 « His inflexible and compassionate comprehension of the effects of colonialism and the fate of refugees in the gap between cultures and continents ".

Born in Zanzibar in 1948, then British protectorate, Gurnah left his archipelago when he was 18 years old and took refuge in England of the climate of violence that exploded immediately after independence and the so-called Zanzibar Revolution. A particularly directed hostility against Asian and Arab minorities. In England, Gurnah completed his studies and then taught English and postcolonial literature at Kent University, but he also returned to the story of him in 10 novels and several stories.

Updated Date: 06 January 2022, 08:42

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