Nadine Gordimer: Nobel Prize winning South African author passed away

Nadine Gordimer (90), South African Nobel Prize-winning author passed away in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The writer was always vociferous voices against apartheid which she reflected in her books. She penned more than 30 books, including the novels My Son’s Story, Burger’s Daughter and July’s People. She jointly won 1974’s Booker Prize for The Conservationist and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991. For her hatred of apartheid reflected in her writings, a number of Gordimer’s books were banned by the South African government under the apartheid regime including 1966’s The Late Bourgeois World and 1979’s Burger’s Daughter.

Her last novel, ‘No Time Like the Present’, published in 2012, follows veterans of the battle against apartheid as they deal with the issues facing modern South Africa. Gordimer was also an aggressive campaigner in the HIV/Aids movement, lobbying and fund-raising on behalf of the Treatment Action Campaign, a group insisting the South African Government to provide free, life-saving drugs to diseased person.

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