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Abdulrazak Gurnah (1948- )

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

British African (Tanzania) novelist. Born on 20 December 1948 in Zanzibar, Tanzania, living in the UK now. Dr. Gurnah received a doctorate degree from the University of Kent, UK in 1982. Currently, he is a professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Kent.

Notable works:
Paradise (1994)
Desertion (2005)
By the Sea (2001)

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