NADINE GORDIMER,THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR,DIES!

NADINE GORDIMER,THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR,DIES!.

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NADINE GORDIMER,THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR,DIES!

“Everyone ends up moving alone
towards the self”

Nadine Gordimer.
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NADINE GORDIMER,The Nobel Prize Winning South African Author,Has Died !She Was 90!Her Family Said She Died Peacefully In Her Sleep On Sunday !She Is Survived By Her Son And Daughter And Their Families!

A Chronicler of The Apartheid Era of South Africa,Nadine Gordimer Represented What Is Called A ‘White Sensibility’ In The Literary Tradition of South Africa In Particular And In Post-Modern World Literature In General !

Author of Over A Two Dozen Books Including 15 Novels,Gordimer Successfully Presented The Oppressive White Minority Regime In A Black Majority Society!

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“The truth isn’t always beauty,
but the hunger for it is.”
Nadine Gordimer.
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Winner of Various Awards
Includine The Booker Prize in
1974 For Her Brilliant Novel,THE
CONSERVATIONIST And The Nobel
Prize in 1991 For Her
Committment To The Cause of
Her Society!

Born To A Jewish Immigrant’s
Family In Springs On 20th
November,1923,Nadine Gordimer
Was Short Attended School And
The Whitwatersrand University!
Her Father Was A Lithuanian Jew
And Her Mother A Britisher!She
Remained An Atheist Despite
Being Born In A Deeply Religious
Family.

With ‘FACE TO FACE’ As Her First
Story And ‘THE LYING DAYS’ Her
First Novel, Gordimers Became
Renown In 70s And Since Then
Has Been Published In Around 40
Languages Worldwide!

‘BURGERS’ DAUGHTER’ , ‘THE LATE
BOURGEOIS WORLD’ , ‘MY SON’S
STORY’ , ‘THE CONSERVATIONIST’ ,
‘NO TIME LIKE THE
PRESENT’ . . .et.al. Are Some of Her
Notable Works!

A Close Aide of Nelson Mandela
And The African National
Congress,Gordimer’s Writings Are
Deeply Entrenched In The Political
Plight Of South Africans During
The Apartheid Era of 1948 to
1991.

Her Demise Has Created A Void
Not Easily To Be Filled In Time To
Come!She Inspired A Generation
of Young Writers And Helped
Them Financially In Their Struggle
To Become Authors !

REST IN PEACE,NADINE GORDIMER !

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BIHAR
INDIA.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NADINE GORDIMER,SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR AND NOBEL LAUREATE!

” COMMUNISTS ARE THE LAST OPTIMISTS. ”

Nadine Gordimer.

NADINE GORDIMER,THE SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR AND NOBEL LAUREATE ,TURNS 89 TODAY.SHE WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 20, 1923 IN THE EAST RAND MINING TOWN NEAR JOHANNESBURG.SHE GOT SEVERAL PRESTIGEOUS AWARDS,INCLUDING THE BOOKER PRIZE IN 1974 FOR HER MASTERPIECE , ‘THE CONSERVATIONIST’ AND THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE IN 1991.
APART FROM BEING A FAMOUS AUTHOR, SHE HAS ACTIVELY BEEN INVOLVED IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM AND WAS A LEADING MEMBER OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS PARTY WHICH SHE JOINED IN EARLY 60s AS PART OF HER SUPPORT FOR ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT.

NADINE GORDIMER IS PRIMARILY A NOVELIST AND HAS WRITTEN AROUND 16 NOVELS SO FAR : THE FIRST BEING ,’THE LYING DAYS’ (1953) AND ‘NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT’ BEING HER LATEST WHICH PUBLISHED IN APRIL THIS YEAR.
SHE ALSO WROTE A GOOD DEAL OF SHORT-STORIES AND ESSAYS.

HER MAIN FOCUS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON THE RACIAL DIVISION AND THE RESULTANT ENDEMIC DISCRIMINATION,ISOLATION,ALIENATION !LOVE AND A SENSE OF BELONGING OR THE LACK THEREOF ALSO REMAIN A SUB-THEME OF HER WRITING.
HER LUCID STYLE,HER PRECISION AND CLARITY ARE HER HALLMARKS !

SADLY,THE HOPES PLUS EXPECTATIONS THAT NADINE GORDIMER, LIKE OTHERS,HAD FROM THE INDEPENDENT SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT,WERE NOT MET POSITIVELY AND THAT HAS RESULTED IN A DEEPLY DISTURBING DISILLUSIONMENT AND AT TIMES,ANGER!THE WORKS PUBLISHED, AFTER SOUTH AFRICA GOT INDEPENDENCE IN 1994, ARE FULL OF DISILLUSIONMENTS AND A SENSE OF LOSS THAT SET IN DUE TO THE GLARING FAILURES OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND THE FRUSTRATION THEREOF !!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,NADINE GORDIMER !

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SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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