Nobel Prize 2021 For Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Tanzanian novelist, won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Oct 08, 2021 03:09:29 pm

08 October 2021 Current Affairs:Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Tanzanian novelist, won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. 

Highlights:
♦ Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Tanzanian novelist, won the Nobel Prizes uncompromising & compassionate penetration of "effects of colonialism".
♦He also focused on the fate of refugees in the gulf between cultures & continents.
♦ 117 people for their literary creations were chosen by the academy. Out of them, 16 are women.
♦ Most of his works focuses on the themes related to refugee's disruption.

Nobel Prizes:
♦ The Century-old' Nobel Prize' for science, literature and peace was founded and funded in Alfred Nobel's name, Swedish dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel, since 1901.

Abdulrazak Gurnah:
♦ Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in the year 1948. He was raised on the island of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. 
♦ He arrived in England as a refugee in the 1960's.
♦ He worked as a Professor of English & Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He has published ten novels and several short stories.
 
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