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Nobel Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison passes away

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison passes away

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison passes away Prominent novelist Toni Morrison passed away on Monday night at the age of 88. The first African-American woman Nobel Laureate in literature Toni Morrison leaves behind a plethora of rich literature that chronicled the lived realities of African-Americans. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author sealed her place in American literature with her works, which chronicled the racial demonization

Jnanpith and Padma Awardee Girish Karnad Passes Away at 81

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Indian playwright Girish Karnad passes away due to multiple-organ failure India’s accomplished playwright, actor, writer and intellectual, Girish Karnad passed away on Monday in Bengaluru. He was a Jnanpith and Padma awardee Jnanpith and Padma awardee Girish Karnad breathed his last early on Monday. The noted playwright and actor passed away at the age of 81 due to multiple organ failure. After suffering from multiple

Behrouz Boochani: Asylum Seeker in Manus Island Wins Australia’s Richest Literary Prize

Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian journalist in exile, wins Australia’s top literary award along with the prize money of A$100,000 (£55,000) for his book, No Friend but the Mountains: Writings from Manus Prison. The book was written by text messages in Farsi using a popular instant messaging app from inside a detention centre; a fact that outlines an engrossing tale of

At Home, Away from Home: Literatures of the New Indian Diaspora

Literature from the Indian Diaspora functions as a substitute for the homeland on a global platform, and it traverses across historical periods and geographies, says Dr Sireesha Telugu   “You are still young. Free,” he said… “Do yourself a favor. Before it’s too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the

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