Abdulrazak Gurnah

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October 17, 2021

Abdulrazak Gurnah (born December 20, 1948 in the Sultanate of Zanzibar) - British writer writing in English, born in Zanzibar (now Tanzania), living and working in Great Britain. Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature for the year 2021.

Curriculum vitae

He was born on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of East Africa. In 1968 he came to Great Britain as a student. He stayed in this country. He is currently a lecturer in literature at the University of Kent. He has published, among others, the novels Memory of Departure (1987), Pilgrims Way (1988), Dottie (1990), Paradise (1994), Admiring Silence (1996), By the Sea (2001), Desertion (2005) and The Last Gift (2011) ). In his works he addresses the issues of emigration known from his own experience. He was the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie, published in 2007.

Creativity

Memory of Departure (1987) Pilgrims Way (1988) Dottie (1990) Paradise (1994) Admiring Silence (1996) By the Sea (2001) Desertion (2005) The Last Gift (2011) Gravel Heart (2017) Afterlives (2020)

Footnotes

External Links

Abdulrazac Gurnah (Eng.). encyclopediaofafroeuropeanstudies.eu. [accessed on 2016-12-07]. [archived from this address (2015-09-19)].

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