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The refugee novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah : Nobel Prize 2021 winner

Kavishala LabsKavishala Labs October 8, 2021
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“ That's the way life takes us,

Elleke once said. 'It takes us like this, then it turns us over and takes us like that.'

What she didn't say was that through it all we manage to cling to something that makes sense “

These are the sentences written by Abdulrazak Gurnah in his one of the most known novel ‘By the Sea'. And he, finally managed to justify this quote as he has made history as the first Tanzanian author to take home the coveted Nobel Prize for literature 2021.

He has written over ten novels as well as various short stories. He began writing as a 21-year-old and received high praise from the committee for his works which touch on the effects of colonialism and the fate of refugees often caught between cultures and continents. He also received praise for his work which provide a non stereotypical and authentic account of life in east Africa are known to many in the rest of world.

The chairman of the committee went further to describe Gurnah as one of the most prominent post colonial writers in the world. Gurnah's work mirror his life in great part he was born in Zanzibar and at a

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