2022-05-12 12:23:44

2021 Nobel Literature Prize Winner Abdulrazak Gurnah on Colonialism & the Power of Language

Democracy Now! speaks with Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, which recognized his “uncompromising and compassionate” writing about colonialism and the refugee experience. He is the first Black writer to win the award since Toni Morrison almost 30 years ago and the first Black African writer to win the prize since 1986. Gurnah discusses his work, which explores displacement, migration and “historical moments that create us.” His latest novel is titled “Afterlives” and will be published in the United States in August 2022.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

 

“Afterlives” #democracynow 1986 2021 Nobel Prize 30 years ago Abdulrazak Gurnah August 2022 Black African writer Literature Tanzanian novelist Toni Morrison United States

Politics

Just Solutions

Underrepresented Communities fall back into Survival Mode

Underrepresented Communities fall back into Survival Mode

The David Pakman Show

They Voted Against Gas Price Relief, Baby Formula Funding

They Voted Against Gas Price Relief, Baby Formula Funding

The David Pakman Show

Trump & TX Gov to Speak at NRA Convention After Shooting, Guns Not Allowed

Trump & TX Gov to Speak at NRA Convention After Shooting, Guns Not Allowed

The David Pakman Show

Beto O'Rourke Confronts TX Gov, Marched Out by Cops

Beto O'Rourke Confronts TX Gov, Marched Out by Cops

Related

The Randi Rhodes' Show

Biden Addresses the Nation

Biden Addresses the Nation

Democracy Now!

“A Uniquely American Problem”: Pressure Grows for Gun Control After School Massacre in Texas

“A Uniquely American Problem”: Pressure Grows for Gun Control After School Massacre in Texas

Democracy Now!

“Enough Was Enough”: How Australia Reformed Its Gun Laws & Ended Mass Shootings After 1996 Massacre

“Enough Was Enough”: How Australia Reformed Its Gun Laws & Ended Mass Shootings After 1996 Massacre

Democracy Now!

After the Uvalde Massacre in South Texas, Will Migrants with Key Info Be Protected from Deportation?

After the Uvalde Massacre in South Texas, Will Migrants with Key Info Be Protected from Deportation?

Proud Partners