Nadine Gordimer (November 20, 1923 – July 13, 2014)
Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. Under the South African apartheid regime, her works Burger’s Daughter and July’s People were banned. She was active in the anti-apartheid movement and joined the African National Congress during the days when the organization was banned. At one point she hid fleeing Party leaders in her home Post-apartheid, she was active in HIV/AIDS causes.
Gordimer helped Nelson Mandela edit his famous speech “I Am Prepared To Die“, given from the defendant’s dock at the trial.When Mandela was released from prison in 1990, Gordimer was one of the first people he wanted to see.