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Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Author Visit with Ida B. Wells High School

On Thursday, September 22nd, Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, was interviewed by OPB’s Dave Miller for the radio show Think Out Loud in front of a group of 45 students in the Ida B. Wells library.

OPB’s Dave Miller and writer Abdulrazak Gurnah in conversation at Ida B. Wells High School

Gurnah read from and discussed his latest novel, Afterlives, talked about the history of colonialism in East Africa, and shared a bit about his own experience of leaving his native Zanzibar for England. Listen to the episode of OPB’s Think Out Loud.

Order Abdulrazak Gurnah’s new book Afterlives.

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