Remembering Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature (along with many other awards), passed away in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 13 at the age of 90. The Nobel Prize website offers a succinct explanation of how Gordimer came to be the recipient of the award:

Her works comprise novels and short stories in which the consequences of apartheid form the central theme. Some of her books have at times been banned in her native country. She depicts extremely complicated personal and social relationships in her environment, putting the face of racism before the readers… who [thanks to] her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to pick up any of her work we have a number of titles available for checkout here in the library:

  • Not for Publication: And Other Stories
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 N6 1965}
  • July’s People
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 J8 1982}
  • Six Feet of the Country
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 S58 1986}
  • A Sport of Nature
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 S67 1987}
  • The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics, and Places
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 Z467 1988}
  • My Son’s Story
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 M9 1991}
  • Jump and Other Stories
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 J83 1991}
  • Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black: And Other Stories
    {Call # PR 9369.3 .G6 B44 2007}
  • Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008
    {Call #PR 9369.3 .G6 T46 2010}
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