The Nobel Prize for literature has just been awarded to a Tanzanian-born novelist, Abdulrazak Gurnah’s.

Gurnah’s work focuses on colonialism and the fate of refugees.
It is the first time a non-European or non-American has won the prize in more than 10 years.

He arrived in the United Kingdom as a refugee aged 18 in the 1960s and has now retired from teaching English at the University of Kent.

Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys joins us live from Stockholm in Sweden for the latest updates.

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