Mark LaFramboise, a book buyer at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., said the store often struggles to get stock of a new Nobel laureate, but this year it’s been unusually difficult. “In a typical year, it would take about two weeks. This year, I hesitate to even guess,” heContinue Reading

new video loaded: Nobel Literature Prize Honors Tanzanian Author transcript Back transcript Nobel Literature Prize Honors Tanzanian Author The award recognized Abdulrazak Gurnah’s “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fates of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” He is the first AfricanContinue Reading

Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. He is the first African writer to receive the prize in more than a decade. In its announcement, the Nobel committee praised “his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee inContinue Reading