my hero: nadine gordimer

Several fellow writers remember the South African author Nadine Gordimer. One of these writers is Gillian Slovo. Even though she lives in England since 1964 her past is linked strongly to the South African world.

Her father was Joe Slovo, leader of the South African Communist party, he was heavily involved with the Truth- and Reconciliation committee in his country. He was born in Lithuania, just like the father of Nadine Gordimer.

The mother of Gillian Slovo was Ruth First, who was killed by South African security organs during the days of apartheid.

In this contribution Gillian remembers meeting Nadine Gordimer on several occasions. 

23 October 1961 South African writer novelist and political activist Nadine Gordimer

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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