Nadine Gordimer





Nadine Gordimer

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born
in Springs, Transvaal, South Africa
November 20, 1923

died
July 13, 2014

gender
female

genre

influences
Nelson Mandela


About this author

Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognized 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 dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Under that regime, works such as Burger's Daughter and 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 was also active in HIV/AIDS causes.


Average rating: 3.57 · 13,947 ratings · 1,495 reviews · 120 distinct works · Similar authors
July's People
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 3,000 ratings — published 1981 — 35 editions
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The Pickup
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,913 ratings — published 2001 — 33 editions
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The Conservationist
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 1,222 ratings — published 1974 — 33 editions
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Burger's Daughter
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 951 ratings — published 1979 — 22 editions
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My Son's Story
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 806 ratings — published 1990 — 28 editions
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The House Gun
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 730 ratings — published 1998 — 29 editions
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Jump and Other Stories
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 537 ratings — published 1900 — 20 editions
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None to Accompany Me
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 1994 — 21 editions
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A Sport of Nature
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 348 ratings — published 1987 — 17 editions
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Telling Tales
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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More books by Nadine Gordimer…
“The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”
Nadine Gordimer

“Books don't need batteries.”
Nadine Gordimer

“What is the purpose of writing? For me personally, it is really to explain the mystery of life, and the mystery of life includes, of course, the personal, the political, the forces that make us what we are while there's another force from inside battling to make us something else.”
Nadine Gordimer

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