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 · 15,926 ratings · 1,686 reviews · 137 distinct works · Similar authors
July's People
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 3,513 ratings — published 1981 — 36 editions
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The Pickup
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 2,123 ratings — published 2001 — 35 editions
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The Conservationist
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 1,425 ratings — published 1974 — 35 editions
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Burger's Daughter
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 1,092 ratings — published 1979 — 25 editions
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My Son's Story
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 901 ratings — published 1990 — 31 editions
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The House Gun
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 805 ratings — published 1997 — 33 editions
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Jump and Other Stories
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 576 ratings — published 1900 — 22 editions
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None to Accompany Me
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 1994 — 24 editions
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A Sport of Nature
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 375 ratings — published 1987 — 19 editions
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Telling Tales
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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