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Buhari congratulates Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of 2021 Nobel prize in literature

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President Muhammadu Buhari has  congratulated a former lecturer in Bayero University Kano, Abdulrazak Gurnah, for wining the 2021 Nobel Prize laureate in literature.

In a statement on Sunday by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the president noted that “in winning the prize, the Swedish Academy highlighted the Tanzanian novelist’s uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effect of colonialism and the fate of the refugees in the gulf between cultures and continents.”

“President Buhari believes that given the ignoble experiences of Africans and people of African descent in the past, all forms of race-related vices and injustices have no place in modern history.

“The President, therefore, salutes the bold African voices using the arts, music, literature and sports to stress that our world is better when we treat one another  with dignity and respect,” the statement said.

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