Who is Abdulrazak Gurnah, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature?

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Writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, originally from Zanzibar, Tanzania, has been named the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature by the Swedish Academy.

The Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy appreciated Gurnah's literary contribution to the treatment of refugee issues, the consequences of colonialism, postcolonialism.

Nobel laureate Gurnah, little or not at all known to the Albanian audience, has written dozens of novels and stories that deal with the fate of refugees, especially Africans in the face of cultures and prejudices of various kinds.

Gurnah became known as a writer in the UK where he has also lived since 1960.

"The Nobel Prize for 2021 is awarded to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, for his uncompromising penetration, uncompromising and emotional deepening into the effects of colonialism and the fate of refugees in the gap between cultures and continents," the Swedish Academy said in a statement.

His novels are drawn from stereotypical descriptions and open our eyes to a culturally diverse East Africa, unknown to many in other parts of the world.

"In the Gurnah literary universe, everything is changing - memories, names, identities. This is probably because his project can not reach completion in any final sense. "An endless exploration driven by intellectual passion is present in all his books and is just as prominent now, in Afterlives, as when he began writing as a 21-year-old refugee." "Nobel" of the Swedish Academy.

His works, "Paradise", "By the sea", "Dottie", "The Last Gift", but also other works revolve around the fate of refugees.

Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in 1948 on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. You lived there until the age of 18, until in 1960 you settled as a refugee in the UK.

Due to political developments in Tanzania, Guurnah lived far from home without the possibility of return for many years. Thing replaced it with wonderful descriptions in his books.

Gurnah worked as a professor of English and postcolonial literature at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

Last year, the Nobel Prize was awarded to American writer Louise Glück.

From 1901 until today, this award has been received by 114 people.

In the competition for this award this year was the writer Ismail Kadare who was nominated by the Academy of Sciences of Albania./ Kallxo