Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Abdulrazak Gurnah, Nobel Laureate
Humanities Quadrangle HQ, L02
320 York StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in 1948 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. In 2021 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his ‘uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.’ He is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Memory of Departure, Pilgrims Way, Dottie, Paradise (shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize), Admiring Silence, By the Sea, Desertion, The Last Gift, and Gravel Heart. His latest book, Afterlives, is published by Riverhead.
Trumbull Endowed Lecture co-hosted by the English Department, the Whitney Humanities Center, and the Office of the Dean of Humanities