BBC World Service – Newshour, Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature

The Tanzanian writer, Abdulrazak Gurnah, has won this year’s Nobel Prize for literature. He is best known for his novels ‘Paradise’ and ‘By the Sea’. We spoke to him minutes after he had heard the news from the Swedish Academy. He is the first black African writer to win the prize since 1986; we will look at the significance of this accolade.

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