July 27, 2021

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Nobel laureate saw literature as a sacred calling

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NadineNilanjana S Roy on Nadine Gordimer (November 20, 1923-July 13, 2014): BS

“I didn’t know what politics was about until I saw it all happening to people,”  said to Alan Ross in a 1965 interview. She had been 15 when she wrote her first short story, about 25 years old when apartheid had been formally institutionalised in South Africa. Gordimer died this week at the age of 90 in Johannesburg. Her legacy included 15 novels and almost 20 short story collections.

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