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Nadine Gordimer

(1923-2014), Writer; Nobel Prize winner

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South African writer and political activist. Gordimer, through her writing, considered the moral and racial issues arising from apartheid in her native country. In 1951 The New Yorker published her story A Watcher of the Dead, which began a long relationship with the publication. Her first novel The Lying Days (1953) and several later books were banned by the South African government including Burger’s Daughter (1979). In 1991 she won the Nobel Prize for literature.

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Nadine Gordimer, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x138816

Nadine Gordimer

by Mayotte Magnus
modern bromide print from original negative, 1978
On display on the end wall of Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x138816

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