Nobel laureate Gordimer dies

Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer

Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer

JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africa’s Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer died in her sleep on Sunday, family announced on Monday.

Gordimer died at the age of 90.

Gordimer, who was born in 1923 made history when she won the Nobel prize in Literature in 1991.

In a statement to CAJ News, the African National Congress (ANC), said the party learnt with sadness of Gordimer’s passing away.

ANC spokesman, Zizi Kodwa, said Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist within the ranks of the Congress movement arguing that she was “a worthy recipient” of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature amongst her many other accolades.

“As a member of the ANC in 1989, Nadine testified in the mitigation for eleven United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders and Vaal Civil Association activists. In 1991, Nadine became the first South African and the first woman in 25 years to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

“The African National Congress sends its heartfelt condolences to Gordimer’s family, friends and her comrades and colleagues. Our country has lost an unmatched literary giant whose life’s work was our mirror and an unending quest for humanity,”Kodwa said.

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