On October 7th, Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah became the 7th African to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy shared the news, praising Gurnah’s “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugees in the gulf between cultures and continents.” Gurnah has published 10 novels.
Many in the community rejoiced at the news, noting that the win was well-deserved and long overdue. Others said they knew little of Gurnah and his work before his Nobel win. If you are in the second group, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of Gurnah’s 10 novels, complete with the publisher’s description.
Not all the books are available for purchase. Buy links are available only for the books that are still in print, so get a copy and start reading!