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Nobel Gurnah, it remains the pleasure of writing that I had as a young man

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(ANSA) – LONDON, DECEMBER 07 – “A little miraculously the pleasure in writing that I felt as a young man is still today”. This was stated by the British naturalized Tanzanian author Abdulrazak Gurnah in his London acceptance speech of the Nobel Prize for Literature, after yesterday he received the prestigious award medal at the residence of the Swedish ambassador in the British capital. In his ‘lecture’ the writer thanked the Swedish Academy for the “great honor” received and retraced his life marked by the trauma of his time as a refugee, when he had to abandon his family and leave Tanzania due to the repression against the his ethnic group to move to the UK, where he still lives. That experience of being in another country was decisive: “It was there, in my homesickness and in the midst of the anguish of life as a stranger, that I began to reflect on many things that I had not considered before. that period, from that prolonged period of poverty and alienation, that I began to write in another way “. His literary production was aimed at the search for identity, protecting it from racism, at the difficult insertion in a new and often hostile society, at the effects of colonialism, and then continued and evolved. “Writing is not about one thing, it is not about this or that matter, or this concern or another, and since it is about human life in one way or another, sooner or later cruelty, love and weakness become the his argument “. (HANDLE).

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