Abdulrazak Gurnah


Abdulrazak Gurnah

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Abdulrazak Gurnah
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

Born: 1948

Prize motivation: “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents”

Prize share: 1/1

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