Nadine Gordimer


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

Died
July 13, 2014

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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 · 27,928 ratings · 2,969 reviews · 202 distinct worksSimilar authors
July's People

3.53 avg rating — 6,303 ratings — published 1981 — 56 editions
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The Pickup

3.56 avg rating — 3,215 ratings — published 2002 — 46 editions
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The Conservationist

3.36 avg rating — 2,500 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Burger's Daughter

3.54 avg rating — 1,831 ratings — published 1979 — 41 editions
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My Son's Story

3.62 avg rating — 1,449 ratings — published 1990 — 43 editions
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The House Gun

3.53 avg rating — 1,242 ratings — published 1997 — 41 editions
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Jump and Other Stories

3.90 avg rating — 957 ratings — published 1991 — 27 editions
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None to Accompany Me

3.70 avg rating — 741 ratings — published 1994 — 37 editions
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A Sport of Nature

3.76 avg rating — 563 ratings — published 1987 — 26 editions
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Telling Tales

3.61 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 2004 — 13 editions
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