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Nadine Gordimer, novelist who took on apartheid, dies at 90

  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
  • Published in National
south African Writer Dies
Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer whose literary ambitions as a watchmaker’s daughter led her into the heart of apartheid to create a body of fiction that brought her a Nobel Prize, died Sunday in Johannesburg, Reuters reported. She was 90.
Ms. Gordimer did not originally choose apartheid as her subject as a young writer, she said, but she found it impossible to dig deeply into South African life without striking repression. And once the Afrikaner nationalists came to power there in 1948, the scaffolds of the apartheid system began to rise around her and could not be ignored.
 
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