Of Yemeni descent… new information about the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature


The Tanzanian writer Abdel Razek Garnah, who resides in Britain, won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Swedish Academy said it awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature to the Tanzanian writer of Yemeni descent, Abd al-Raziq Garnah.

And she added in the statement of the awarding committee that the award was given to him “for his deep-rooted and unprecedented depth of the effects of colonialism and the destinies of refugees in the Gulf between cultures and continents.”

Among Karnah’s most famous novels, “Paradise”, written in 1994, was shortlisted for the Booker and Whitebread Prizes, “Abandonment” (2005) and “In Front of the Sea” (2001).

His first three novels, Memory of Departure (1987), Pilgrimage Route (1988) and Dottie (1990), document the experience of immigrants in contemporary Britain from different perspectives.

It is noteworthy that there is no study in Arabic on the writer Qarnah except what was written by Dr. Khaled Balkhshar, associate professor of English literature at Hadhramaut University.

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