Tribute to Nadine Gordimer 1924-2014

The Alan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives pays tribute to Nadine Gordimer, well-known South African writer, political activist and Nobel prize winner. Gordimer passed away peacefully in her sleep in Johannesburg, at the age of 90. Gordimer began writing at the age of nine with her first short story published at the age of 15. Nadine’s first novel, The Lying Days, based on her life was published in 1953.Gordimer was a worthy recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature. Nadine received no less than 15 honorary degrees from universities worldwide. Nadine’s most recent writing, Get A Life,was written in memory of her late husband. Gordimer’s legacy will be remembered for her fight against injustice, suppression and the abuse of power. Nadine Gordimer will surely be missed by all who knew her. 

Photograph supplied with kind permission by Joe Alfers.