Tag: Swedish Academy

One Woman Won a Nobel This Year. Quotas Aren’t the Answer, an Official Says.

After a year in which only one out of 13 Nobel laureates was a woman, a top official at the institution that awards some of the prizes dismissed the idea of gender quotas, saying the current system was in line with “the spirit of Alfred Nobel’s last will.” Goran K. Hansson, the secretary-general of the […]

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Nobel Prize in Literature: Read About Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Books

Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. He is the first African writer to receive the prize in nearly two decades. In its announcement, the Nobel committee praised “his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” […]

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Abdulrazak Gurnah Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded on Thursday to Abdulrazak Gurnah for “his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” Gurnah was born in Zanzibar, which is now part of Tanzania, in 1948, but he currently lives in Britain. […]

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