Nobel literature winner Abdulrazak Gurnah receives medal

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Abdulrazak Gurnah, Nobel prize winner   -  

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Abdulrazak Gurnah, a former refugee from Zanzibar has received in London his Nobel Prize for Literature . The writer is the first author of African origin to receive this distinction since 2003.

Gurnah receives the most prestigious literary prize, for his stories on immigration and colonization, during a ceremony in the United Kingdom where the novelist born in Zanzibar has lived in exile for over half a century.

The Nobel in science and literature are awarded for the second consecutive year without the usual pomp in the countries of the laureates.

The prize is endowed with 1 million euros cash gift.

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