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Consistent themes run through Gurnah's writing, including exile, displacement, belonging, colonialism and broken promises by the state. Most of his novels tell stories about people living in the developing world, affected by war or crisis, who may not be able to tell their own stories. [20] [21] a b Alter, Alexandra (27 October 2021). "He Won the Nobel. Why Are His Books So Hard to Find?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331 . Retrieved 27 October 2021. RSL Literature Matters Awards 2019". The Royal Society of Literature. 10 September 2018. Archived from the original on 14 August 2020 . Retrieved 14 October 2021.

Domini, John (8 December 2021). "Abdulrazak Gurnah's Afterlives". The Brooklyn Rail . Retrieved 15 August 2023. Kaigai, Kimani (May 2013). "At the Margins: Silences in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Admiring Silence and The Last Gift". English Studies in Africa. 56 (1): 128–140. doi: 10.1080/00138398.2013.780688. ISSN 0013-8398. S2CID 143867462. Much of Gurnah's work is set on the coast of East Africa [22] and many of his novels' protagonists were born in Zanzibar. [23] Though Gurnah has not returned to live in Tanzania since he left at 18, he has said that his homeland "always asserts himself in his imagination, even when he deliberately tries to set his stories elsewhere." [12]

Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah". University of Kent. 7 October 2021. Archived from the original on 8 October 2021 . Retrieved 9 October 2021. Nobel Laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah Urges Us Not to Forget the Past". Time. 10 January 2022 . Retrieved 15 August 2023.

Hand, Felicity. "Abdulrazak Gurnah (1948–)". The Literary Encyclopedia (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 June 2018 . Retrieved 7 October 2021. a b King, Bruce (2004). Bate, Jonathan; Burrow, Colin (eds.). The Oxford English Literary History. Vol.13. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p.336. ISBN 978-0-19-957538-1. OCLC 49564874. Hand, Felicity (2012). "Becoming Foreign: Tropes of Migrant Identity in Three Novels by Abdulrazak Gurnah". In Sell, Jonathan P. A. (ed.). Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing. Palgrave Macmillan. pp.39–58. doi: 10.1057/9780230358454_3. ISBN 978-1-349-33956-3.The Photograph of the Prince" (2012), in Road Stories: New Writing Inspired by Exhibition Road, edited by Mary Morris. Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, London. ISBN 9780954984847 Alongside his work in academia, Gurnah is a creative writer and novelist. He is the author of many short stories, essays and 10 novels. [17] I thought it was a prank,” he said. “These things are usually floated for weeks beforehand, or sometimes months beforehand, about who are the runners, so it was not something that was in my mind at all. I was just thinking, I wonder who’ll get it?” Mars-Jones, Adam (15 May 2005). "It was all going so well". The Observer. Archived from the original on 26 January 2021 . Retrieved 7 October 2021. Olaussen, Maria (May 2013). "The Submerged History of the Indian Ocean in Admiring Silence". English Studies in Africa. 56 (1): 65–77. doi: 10.1080/00138398.2013.780682. ISSN 0013-8398. S2CID 162203810.

The Stateless Person's Tale", in Refugee Tales III, edited by David Herd and Anna Pincus (Comma Press, 2019, ISBN 9781912697113) [62] Johnson, Simon; Pawlak, Justyna (8 October 2021). "Tanzanian novelist Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel for depicting impact of colonialism, migration". Reuters . Retrieved 11 October 2021. Erskine, Elizabeth, ed. (1989). Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature for 1986. Vol.61. W. S. Maney & Son. p. 588. ISBN 0-947623-30-2. ISSN 0066-3786. Bosman, Sean James (26 August 2021). "Abdulrazak Gurnah". Rejection of Victimhood in Literature by Abdulrazak Gurnah, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Luis Alberto Urrea. Brill. pp.36–72. doi: 10.1163/9789004469006_003. ISBN 978-90-04-46900-6. S2CID 241357989. Refugee Tales – Comma Press". commapress.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 May 2021 . Retrieved 7 October 2021.AbdulrazakGurnah (born 1948, Zanzibar (now in Tanzania)) Tanzanian-born British author known for his novels about the effects of colonialism, the refugee experience, and displacement in the world. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2021. People | Abdulrazak Gurnah". Wasafiri. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019 . Retrieved 7 October 2021.

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