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Nobel Laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah – A Life in Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah in conversation with Philippe Sands

64 mins watch time

Posted December 2021

Culture, Inspirational

Both a scholar of postcolonial literature and one of its most celebrated authors, Abdulrazak Gurnah’s life and work alike are steeped in the multifaceted reality of exile. Now, thirty years after his debut novel Memory of Departure (1987), he takes a place alongside Tony Morrison, Samuel Beckett and Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a Nobel laureate – an author whose work belongs not only in East Africa or his adopted home of the UK, but to the canon of world literature.