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Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by bodmannoni: 2:57pm On Oct 05, 2017
Kazuo Ishiguro has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.

According to Guardian, the Japanese-British novelist has been praised by the Swedish Academy for his “novels of great emotional force”, and the academy added that Ishiguro’s works “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.

This unprecedented announcement came at a time when booksellers predicted names like Margaret Atwood, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Haruki Murakami. However, Ishiguro’s surprising and satisfying win comes a year after Bob Dylan won the prize and stirred major controversy and conversations on forms of literature.

Ishiguro’s books include Booker Prize winning title Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day. The Academy, described these works as “marked by a carefully restrained mode of expression, independent of whatever events are taking place”.

In his phone chat with BBC, the writer called the award a “magnificent honour, mainly because it means that I’m in the footsteps of the greatest authors that have lived”.

Source: https://www.olisa.tv/2017/10/kazuo-ishiguro-wins-the-2017-nobel-prize-in-literature/

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by DanielsParker(m): 7:08am On Oct 06, 2017
Nice one. Never heard of him but all the same, Congratulations.

I really admire intellects like this.

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by chibike69: 7:09am On Oct 06, 2017
nice one
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by patrickbch(m): 7:10am On Oct 06, 2017
Hardwork pays

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by sukkot: 7:10am On Oct 06, 2017
hmmm
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by gift01: 7:10am On Oct 06, 2017
The name sounds Nigerian. Thought it was one of our brother from the land of the rising sun. We for no hear word today.

Nnamdi Kanu would have won a Nobel Peace prize but he chose the other option

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Tolexander: 7:10am On Oct 06, 2017
The name sounds Igbotic

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Nobody: 7:10am On Oct 06, 2017
A very good writer whose books have been made into films.

Haven't read any of his books, but may do so one day

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Nobody: 7:10am On Oct 06, 2017
Who eh epp
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by niqqaclaimz(m): 7:10am On Oct 06, 2017
Ok
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Yomzzyblog: 7:10am On Oct 06, 2017
Ok
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by victorazyvictor(m): 7:10am On Oct 06, 2017
ok
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by hucienda: 7:11am On Oct 06, 2017
Congratulations to him.
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Nobody: 7:11am On Oct 06, 2017
Tolexander:
The name sounds Igbotic


He is a British writer of Japanese descent.

Has lived in the UK since he was five

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by kollinz1234: 7:11am On Oct 06, 2017
This has been my dream and Gods willing a day shall come when I will be celebrated as a Nobel winner

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Ayo4251(m): 7:11am On Oct 06, 2017
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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Nobody: 7:12am On Oct 06, 2017
Keneking:
Who eh epp

Who you EPP?

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by kollinz1234: 7:12am On Oct 06, 2017
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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Daeylar(f): 7:12am On Oct 06, 2017
Congrats to him, going to check out his books
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Monaco2(m): 7:14am On Oct 06, 2017
How much did he get
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Nobody: 7:16am On Oct 06, 2017
gift01:
The name sounds Nigerian. Thought it was one of our brother from the land of the rising sun. We for no hear word today.

Nnamdi Kanu would have won a Nobel Peace prize but he chose the other option

He is Japanese-British

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by gunther6(m): 7:16am On Oct 06, 2017
I knew the Nobel committee were going to do this. I am just sorry for Marukami and Nguigi, also rams every year cry

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Chukason1(m): 7:17am On Oct 06, 2017
gift01:
The name sounds Nigerian. Thought it was one of our brother from the land of the rising sun. We for no hear word today.

Nnamdi Kanu would have won a Nobel Peace prize but he chose the other option



Do you know in conclusion you didn't make any point ..... Must you comment without thinking Smh for your generations

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by gracein: 7:22am On Oct 06, 2017
Congratulations to him.

I rushed in here thinking he was a Nigerian since his name sounds Nigerian. Let's do a survey. Click "like" if you also thought the same. "Share" if you thought otherwise.



What the criteria for winning a Nobel prize?

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by LexngtonSteele: 7:24am On Oct 06, 2017
Big prize...Would win one day wink

Nobel Prize for Peace...ending tribalism on Nairaland grin (tongue-in-cheek for the IQ challenged) wink

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by johnjay4u2u(m): 7:31am On Oct 06, 2017
Britain with them yeye attachment.
if na criminal now, you will read
A Japanese who resides in Britain.

Nice one Mr writer.
I love when brain is praised and awarded not all these beauty pageants up and down with nothing to add to the dying society.

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Guyman02: 7:39am On Oct 06, 2017
His family emigrated from Obingwa in Abia State, his real name is Kezie Ishiguzo, but the British who couldn't pronounce it well called him Kazuo Ishiguro grin

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by DIKEnaWAR: 7:40am On Oct 06, 2017
Nice . Congratulations!

One award I aspire to win soon.
Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by degamemaster(m): 7:41am On Oct 06, 2017
Who else thought he's Igbo man before seeing his pic, due to his name? KAZUO ISHIGURO nearly sounds KAZUO ISHIGUZORO, which is an Igbo name. Anyway, Igbos and brilliance are .....
Somebody help with that ZUMA'S pic.

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Re: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Literature! by Xbee007(m): 7:59am On Oct 06, 2017
He got over million dollar for the award.

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