Abdulrazak Gurnah, 72, is the Nobel laureate in Literature. He is Emeritus Professor of English and postcolonial literature at University of Kent.
Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.”
Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in Tanzania but moved to the United Kingdom in 1960s as a refugee during the Zanzibar revolution where he is a citizen. He is of Arab heritage.
He has written novels such as Paradise (1964), By the Sea (2001), The Last Gift (2011). He studied at Christ College whose degrees were issued by the University of London and later undertook his PhD at University of Kent.
Abdulrazak has written 10 novels with the latest one being Afterlives (2020).
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