Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer (born 20 November 1923) is a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, when she was recognised as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity".

Gordimer's writing has long dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Under that regime, works such as July's People were banned. She was active in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress during the days when the organization was banned. She has recently been active in HIV/AIDS causes.

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... Coetzee Karoo Boy by Troy Blacklaws Burger's Daughter by Nadine Gordimer The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful by Alan Paton ... Mark Behr Fiela's Child by Dalene Matthee Flowers in the Sand by Clive Algar Get a Life by Nadine Gordimer In the Heart of the Country by J.M ... Coetzee July's People by Nadine Gordimer Journeys to the End of the World by Clive Algar Life Times of Michael K by J.M ...
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... Coetzee Waiting for the Barbarians Nadine Gordimer (English) 1979 Nadine Gordimer Burger's Daughter (English) 1979 D.J Opperman Komas Uit 'N Bamboesstok (Afrikaans) 1978 André Brink Rumours of Rain (English ... of the Country (English) 1976 Etienne Leroux Magersfontein, O Magersfontein! (Afrikaans) 1975 Nadine Gordimer, 1975 Guy Butler Selected Poems (English) 1974 Nadine Gordimer 1968 ...
Nadine Gordimer - List of Works
... in Six One-Act Plays Adaptations of Gordimer's works "The Gordimer Stories" (1981–82) - adaptations of seven short stories she wrote screenplays for four of ...

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    The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)

    In a democracy—even if it is a so-called democracy like our white-élitist one—the greatest veneration one can show the rule of law is to keep a watch on it, and to reserve the right to judge unjust laws and the subversion of the function of the law by the power of the state. That vigilance is the most important proof of respect for the law.
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)

    If people would forget about utopia! When rationalism destroyed heaven and decided to set it up here on earth, that most terrible of all goals entered human ambition. It was clear there’d be no end to what people would be made to suffer for it.
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)

    Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)

    Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)