Nadine Gordimer, one of the most powerful voices against apartheid, passed away at the age of 90.
The Nobel-winning author became a political activist through her writings that highlighted the injustice and brutality against the black Africans during apartheid in South Africa in the last three decades of the 21st century.
She reached the pinnacle of her writing career when she received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991 and the Man Booker Prize in 1974 for her book, “The Conservationist.”
Gordimer dedicated her life to writing novels and short stories, weaving tales about the apparent differences and mistreatment along racial lines in her home country. Her stories revolved around the themes of fear, isolation and a façade in which South Africans lived.
Her novels were banned during apartheid, but she did not stop writing and went on to contribute as much as she could to the cause. She also supported Nelson Mandela in his constant struggle and helped him edit his famous speech, “I am Prepared To Die.”
She was active before her death and was known for being critical of the present South African government’s policies.