Jul 21, 2014


The Nobel Prize-winning South African author Nadine Gordimer died in July 2014. She was particularly well-known for her anti-discriminatory stance on several issues, particularly against the apartheid policy of her country.

Apart from the Nobel, Gordimer won several other awards such as the Booker Prize. She famously rejected her shortlist for another notable literary award, the Orange Prize in 1998. Why did she do so?

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