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Nadine Gordimer

06 Nov

 

 

South African novelist and short-story writer

 

Birth

November 20, 1923

Place of Birth

Springs, Transvaal, South Africa

Known for

Examining the many sides of racism and its effects on individuals and society

 

Winning the 1991 Nobel Prize in literature

Milestones

1949 Published her first book, Face to Face, a collection of short stories

 

1953 Published her first novel, The Lying Days, which recounts a girl’s struggle with her provincial upbringing in a racist society

 

1960s-1970s Taught at several universities in the United States

 

1974 Published The Conservationist, which was a joint winner of the 1974 Booker Prize

 

1979 Published Burger’s Daughter, which was banned in South Africa for a time after its release

 

1981 Published July’s People, the story of a black servant who helps his white employers escape an uprising

 

1990 Published My Son’s Story

Did You Know

Gordimer’s first story, ‘Come Again Tomorrow,’ was published in the Johannesburg magazine Forum when she was 15 years old.

 

As a child, Gordimer wanted to be a dancer.

 

In addition to novels, Gordimer wrote several works of nonfiction and made several television documentaries.

 

Popular Quotes by Nadine Gordimer

 

Very often we support change, and then are swept away by the change. I think that…you just make your own response to your own generation. A response adequate to your time.

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