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Nadine Gordimer, Novelist Who Took
on Apartheid, Is Dead at 90

New York Times, by Helen T. Verongos

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Posted By:Toledo, 7/14/2014 12:57:21 PM

Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer whose literary ambitions led her into the heart of apartheid to create a body of fiction that brought her a Nobel Prize in 1991, died on Sunday in Johannesburg. She was 90. Her family announced her death in a statement. Ms. Gordimer did not originally choose apartheid as her subject as a young writer, she said, but she found it impossible to dig deeply into South African life without striking repression. And once the Afrikaner nationalists came to power in 1948, the scaffolds of the apartheid system began to rise around her and could not be

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/14/2014 1:12:27 PM     (No. 9923945)

Had to have been a closed casket funeral. It´s so tough to hide all the blood on these lefty´s hands.
Way to go lady, you agitated to the point that now the World has Mandela´s Necklace.
That´s where you place a tire around your adversaries neck, fill it with gasoline and light it up.
Mrs. Mandela´s fave way of ´protesting´.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Edgelady, 7/14/2014 4:02:04 PM     (No. 9924218)

I saw an interview of her years ago, before Apartheid was abolished. She was a lovely, gentle woman who took a brave step in writing about a mixed race relationship in South Africa. It was a system that needed to die -- and since it was so entrenched it was impossible for there not to be push back in all its various forms.

It´s been 150 years since the end of the civil war, and we are still dealing with leftovers from that. But at least we´re going in the right direction.

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