The winner of this 12 months’s Nobel Prize for Literature says he idea the telephone name telling him he’d gained used to be a chilly caller.
Thankfully, Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah used to be persuaded to not hold up.
Talking to the BBC’s Ros Atkins, he says he used to be creating a cup of tea when the telephone rang, telling the caller: “Come on, get out of right here! Depart me by myself.”
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