gordimer: she had courage to question

The writer of this article, Austin Bukenya, has been professor of Literature in Kenya for many years. In this article he expresses some of his thoughts on Nadine Gordimer, who passed away recently.

A file picture taken on May 29, 2006 shows South African novelist and 1991 Nobel Prize winner for Literature Nadine Gordimer (inset) posing during the 5th edition of the Rome literature festival at the Basilica di Massenzio in Rome. PHOTO/AFP
left: German writer Günther Grass right: South African writer 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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