A Literary Human Rights Defender Dies

Nadine Gordimer, South African author and human rights defender, died yesterday, at age 90. A prolific writer, Gordimer published over 30 books, as well as short stories depicting the consequences of apartheid and alienation.

Gordimer was a member of the African National Congress, fought for Nelson Mandela's release, and once it was realised, the two became good friends.

Nadine Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991, partly due to the contribution her works made to humanity.

The world is a richer place for the ideas and actions of Ms. Gordimer, and her death is a loss to us all. God bless her family and friends as they remember her.

Learn more about Ms Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate, exposed toll of South Africa’s apartheid

Nadine Gordimer, South African author, dies at 90 (BBC)

Five short stories you can read right now to appreciate what made Nadine Gordimer great (Vox)

The Writerly Wisdom of Nadine Gordimer, Shared in Twitter Quotes

Nadine Gordimer: 5 Essential Reads from the Award-Winning Author (Time)

In Memoriam: Nadine Gordimer, 1923–2014 (The Paris Review)