Veteran author and Nobel winner Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90.
Mail amp Guardian: a href=”http:mg.co.zaarticle2014-07-14-activist-writer-nadine-gordimer-dies-aged-90″Anti-apartheid writer Nadine Gordimer diesa… Nadine Gordimer’s politics may have been radical but her fiction was always more complicated than the “political” tag would allow…
Gordimer won the Nobel Prize in 1991 but by that time, she had produced 10 novels, many pieces of journalism and nearly 20 collections of stories or essays, having published her first stories as a child.
The Hindu: a href=”http:www.thehindu.combooksnobel-laureate-activist-nadine-gordimer-diesarticle6210389.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feedamputm_medium=RSSamputm_campaign=RSS_Syndication”Nobel laureate, activist Nadine Gordimer diesa
According to The Hindu, the Nobel committee said on awarding the literature prize to her in 1991 “Gordimer writes with intense immediacy about the extremely complicated personal and social relationships in her environment.”
The Hindu further reports “In her Nobel acceptance speech, Gordimer said that as a young artist, she agonised that she was cut off from ‘the world of ideas’ by the isolation of apartheid. But she came to understand ‘that what we had to do to find the world was to enter our own world fully, first. We had to enter through the tragedy of our own particular place.’
“After the first all-race election in 1994, Gordimer wrote about the efforts of South Africa’s new democracy to grapple with its racist legacy. She remained politically engaged, praising South Africa for the progress it had made, but expressing concern about alleged backsliding on freedom of expression.
“‘People died for our freedoms,’ Gordimer, who had had works banned by the apartheid government, told The Associated Press in a 2010 interview. ‘People spent years and years in prison, from the great Nelson Mandela down through many others.'”
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