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Prix Nobel de littérature 2021, Abdulrazak Gurnah

Abstract : This Thursday 7 October 2021, Zanzibar people and its diaspora celebrate Abdulrazak Gurnah success ! The Royal Swedish Academy has just awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature. The inhabitants of Malindi, the district of Stonetown where the writer grew up, are proudly circulating a short clip made in his honour. On BBC Swahili from London, respected journalist and analyst Ahmed Rajab speaks with honour about his classmate. The global Zanzibari sphere is once again connected to his talents. Gurnah is one of them! Author of a dozen books in English, three of which have been translated into French, and professor emeritus of literature at the University of Kent, Gurnah was born in 1948, in Zanzibar. A small archipelago belonging to the Swahili-speaking, predominantly Islamic, East African coastal cultural group, Zanzibar is part of a history of long-distance mobility, relationships and networks between the shores of the Indian Ocean, Europe and South-East Asia that have influenced a cosmopolitan, travelled city culture. Formerly the capital of the Sultanate of Oman under the British protectorate, Zanzibar - many people do not remember - gained its independence on 10 December 1963.
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Maïlys Chauvin. Prix Nobel de littérature 2021, Abdulrazak Gurnah. 2021, https://lamenparle.hypotheses.org/2294. ⟨hal-03512897⟩

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