02 October 2022,   20:28
African novelist, refugee Abdulrazak Gurna wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Novelist and retired English professor Abdulrajak Gurnah, an African immigrant who frequently elaborates on the experiences of refugees and the impact of colonialism, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, writes World Nation.

Born in Zanzibar, Gurha is the fifth African to win the award. The author of 10 novels, he recently retired from the University of Kent in Canterbury.

In Thursday’s announcement, the Swedish Academy said Gurna was recognized “for his uncompromising and compassionate admission of the effects of colonialism and the refugee’s fate into the gulf between cultures and continents”.