The Nobel Prize for Literature is considered the most prestigious literary award in the world and goes to the author Abdulrazak Gurnah in 2021. It honors his gripping novels, but also his personal background. The writer was born in Tanzania but decided to leave the country because he faced persecution as a Muslim.
In his stories the author deals with migration and colonialism and processes his own experiences. “Paradise Lost” from 1994 is his best-known novel. It is set in colonial East Africa during World War I, and was nominated for the prestigious Booker Prize.