Awarding Winning Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan ‘’Missing’’

By Ikenga Chronicles December 10, 2016

Awarding Winning Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan ‘’Missing’’

Songwriter and Nobel laureate for Literature 2016 winner, Bob Dylan will be absent as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will be the star of Saturday’s Nobel ceremonies .

The peace prize came after a new peace accord that was signed on November 24 to end a five-decade conflict that has killed more than 260,000 people, left 45,000 missing and forced nearly seven million to flee their homes.

“Something that was for many Colombians and for many Latin-Americans and for the world an impossible dream just a few years ago is now reality” a source said.

The peace process had suffered a major setback on October 2 when Colombians narrowly rejected a first peace accord in a referendum.

The 65-year-old laureate called the prize a “gift from heaven” that gave a “tremendous push” to reach a new agreement with FARC.

“People in Colombia interpreted it as a mandate from the international community to persevere, to continue striving to achieve a peace agreement” Santos said.

“It encouraged me, it encouraged our negotiators, but particularly it encouraged the Colombian people to press” for a new deal, he said.

Bob Dylan however will not be collecting his Nobel Prize in Literature in person but has sent a thank-you speech to be read instead.

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