Nobel Prize in literature awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah

Books by Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah are on display at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm after the author was announced as the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Books by Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah are on display at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm after the author was announced as the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
The Swedish Academy awarded the prize to the Tanzanian author whose English-language novels include “Paradise,” “By the Sea” and “Desertion.”
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