Anti-Apartheid Author Nadine Gordimer Dies At 90Trending Stories Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
South African Nobel Prize-winning author, Nadine Gordimer who wrote more than 30 books died at the age of 90 in Johannesburg.
South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world’s most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family has said.
Gordimer, who wrote more than 30 books, died peacefully in her sleep at her Johannesburg home on Sunday evening in the presence of her children, Hugo and Oriane, a statement from the family said on Monday.
Over the last 60 years, Gordimer has produced dozens of novels, essays and plays, many of which were critical of the racist apartheid system, which lasted from 1948 until 1994, in South Africa.
She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. “Her magnificent epic writing,” said the citation, “has been of very great benefit to humanity.”
She became a member of the African National Congress when the movement, which became the country’s post-apartheid ruling party, was outlawed and though many of her works were banned, she did not stop writing and continued to provide a voice for victims of the apartheid.
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