Abdulrazak Gurna

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October 28, 2021

Abdulrazak Gurnah (born December 20, 1948 in Zanzibar, Tanzania) is an English-speaking British novelist of Tanzanian descent. member of the Royal Literary Society. The most famous of his novels are Paradise (1994), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbird Prize, Desertion (2005) and By the Sea (2001), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2021 "for his uncompromising and compassionate study of the consequences of colonialism and the fate of refugees in the chasm between cultures and continents." Life and career Abdulrazak Gurna was born on December 20, 1948, on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of East Africa. He moved to the UK as a student in 1968. He first studied at Christ Church College, Canterbury, with a degree from the University of London at the time. , George Lamming and Jamaica Kincaid. In October 2021, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2021 "for his uncompromising and compassionate study of the consequences of colonialism and the fate of refugees in the chasm between cultures and continents."

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Novels

"Memory of Departure" (Memory of Departure - 1987) Pilgrims Way (1988) Dottie (1990) Paradise (1994) (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Costa Book Awards) "Admiring Silence" (1996) By the Sea (2001) in the Bookler Longlist and the Los Angeles Times Desertion (2005) The Last Gift (2011) Gravel Heart (2017) "Afterlife" (Afterlives - 2020)

Stories

"My Mother Lived on a Farm in Africa" ​​(2006)

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Anna Ulyura: Who won the literary Nobel Prize? Abdulrazak Gurna prefers not to be called a writer (07.10.2021) Bohdan Romantsov: Refugees, despair and nostalgia. Who is Abdulrazak Gurna and why he received the Nobel Prize in Literature (07.10.2021)

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