Nadine Gordimer is a long-time member of the African National Congress, and is a close friend of Nelson Mandela’s. And while politics has been a constant preoccupation, Gordimer is a writer. Her stories mapped the fragmented landscape of the white suburbs, and the black townships, always probing the personal toll that apartheid took on all South Africans. Today, Gordimer has turned her activist’s energy to the growing AIDS epidemic, but still she writes in words she considers the most powerful, words of fiction.
Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning, South African writer, author of numerous short stories and novels including “The Conservationist,” “July’s People,” and “The House Gun” and editor of the recent anthology of short stories, “Telling Tales.”