The prestigious award committee announced today (Thursday) in Stockholm that Abdulrazak Gorna from Zanzibar is the winner At the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2021. The prize, first awarded 120 years ago, is considered the most prestigious and important in the world of literature. Along with the prestigious Nobel Medal, the winners are also awarded a cash prize worth about $ 1 million.
Gorna was born in 1948, grew up and was educated on the island of Zanzibar but came to England as a refugee in the late 1960s. Until his last retirement he was Professor of English and Post-Colonial Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He has published 10 novels and several short stories. On the subject of the troubles the refugee is going through. He began writing when he was 21 and although Swahili was his first language, English became his literary tool.
The winners announced so far
It was announced yesterday that Benjamin Liszt and David McMillan are the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Over the years, they have won various tools that they have developed and that have helped the world of medicine – especially a new and ingenious tool for building organic molecules, which help in medical research and drug development.
On Tuesday, three won in the field of physics on Earth exploration and human impact on climate and climate change. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the prize in physics to Sokoro Manaba, Klaus Haselman and Giorgio Percy “for groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of complex physical systems”.