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Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin awarded by Arab World Institute

The Arab World Institute in Paris, has awarded Sudanese author Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin the 2020 Arab Literature Prize.

Baraka Sakin will receive the prize of €10,000 for his novel ‘El Jango, Stakes of the Earth’. It was published in Arabic in 2011, and translated into French by Xavier Luffin.

Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin said: “I think that this award comes at the right time, because my novel is about religious tolerance, love and humanity, while we are living in a world torn apart by identity struggles, and is going through something like a clash of civilizations,”.

Baraka Sakin, was born in eastern Sudan’s Kassala town in 1963, in a family whose roots go back to Darfur. He left Sudan in 2012. His literary work, including ‘The Messiah of Darfur’, ‘Ashes of Water’ and ‘The Mills’, was published in Arabic.