In Memoriam: Nadine Gordimer -Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Africa has lost yet another of its unique literary voices. Nobel Prize-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer passed away in Johannesburg on July 13, leaving behind over two dozen works of fiction as well as personal and critical essays. Many of Gordimer’s ambitious novels led her deep into the heart of South Africa’s conflict over apartheid. The Conservationist, Gordimer's subtle Booker Prize-winning novel, portrays a wealthy South African industrialist who struggles to preserve his way of life, his power and his possessions in the face of massive injustice.