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Nadine Gordimer (1923–) By Kannan, Trisha

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1504-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 21 May 2024, from


Nadine Gordimer is a preeminent South African writer and activist. Born in Springs, Transvaal, South Africa, to Jewish immigrants, Gordimer was briefly educated at a Catholic school for girls, before eventually being pulled out of formal schooling by her mother. She spent a year at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1945, and has lived in Johannesburg since 1948.

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