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26 Mar
The Nobel Prize winner talks with DW about his decision to leave Zanzibar, to write in English, and about the rise of African writers in the post-colonial era.
23 Mar
The Nobel Prize winner talks with DW about his decision to leave Zanzibar, to write in English, and about the rise of African writers in the post-colonial era.
8 Oct 2021
Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, 72, won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for his writing on the “effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee," the award-giving body said on Thursday. Born in 1948 on the island of Zanzibar, now part of Tanzania, Gurnah moved to Britain as a young refugee in 1968.
9 Mar 2021
In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, discussed the country’s state of literature, religious practices, commercialization of arts and culture.
9 Mar 2021
In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, discussed the country’s state of literature, religious practices, commercialization of arts and culture.
26 Apr 2020
France is known around the world for its culture. Some go so far as to say it’s exceptional! Literature, cinema, music and art are seen as precious things that must be protected and promoted. The state therefore invests a lot of money in the country’s cultural output. This costly policy - known as the "cultural exception" - has a good return on investment in terms of economic growth, but isn't without controversy. Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot take a closer look in this episode of French Connections Plus.
21 Mar 2020
Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals everywhere in the world share the same feelings and questions. Today is World Poetry Day, it is a day to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, a day to promote reading and writing of poetry, a day to celebrate one of the most treasured forms of linguistic expression and identity.
21 Mar 2020
Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals everywhere in the world share the same feelings and questions. Today is World Poetry Day, it is a day to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, a day to promote reading and writing of poetry, a day to celebrate one of the most treasured forms of linguistic expression and identity.
21 Mar 2020
Today is World Poetry Day, it is a day to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, a day to promote reading and writing of poetry, a day to celebrate one of the most treasured forms of linguistic expression and identity.
5 May 2018
The Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner.

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