Abdulrazak Gurnah: Writing Memory

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 4:00pm
HQ L02 See map
320 York St.
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Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in 1948 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. In 2021 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his ‘uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.’ He is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Memory of Departure, Pilgrims Way, Dottie, Paradise (shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize), Admiring Silence, By the Sea, Desertion, The Last Gift, and Gravel Heart. His latest book, Afterlives, is published by Riverhead.

Hosted by the Yale English Department, the Council on African Studies, and the Whitney Humanities Center