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Zanzibari novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah is this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. The novelist from Zanzibar is the first African to win the prize in nearly two decades.

NPR’s Neda Ulaby explains the significance of his work.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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