RIP Nadine Gordimer (1923 – 2014)

South African political activist and Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer is dead.

Nadine Gordimer in Johannesburg in 2005. Credit Radu Sigheti/Reuters
Nadine Gordimer in Johannesburg in 2005. Credit Radu Sigheti/Reuters

Nadine Gordimer has died peacefully in her sleep, her family said in a statement on Tuesday.

“She was 90 years old, will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends and literary colleagues,” the statement said. “Her son Hugo and daughter Oriane, and her caring helpers were with her.

Sources:
http://mg.co.za/article/2012-05-03-secrecy-bill-a-threat-to-freedom-says-nadine-gordimer/

http://mg.co.za/article/2014-07-14-nobel-laureate-nadine-gordimer-dies/

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2014/07/14/arts/14reuters-safrica-gordimer.html?_r=0