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Nadine Gordimer passed away this week at age 90, after a lifetime of achievement in writing and anti-apartheid activism.
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July 19, 2014 South African writer and activist Nadine Gordimer wrote 15 books, and helped her friend Nelson Mandela edit his famous speech, "I Am Prepared To Die." She died this week at the age of 90.
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Novelist Jamil Ahmad. His wife, Helga, is in the background.
July 15, 2014 Also: Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor has won the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing.
Gordimer, shown here in 2006, died in her sleep Sunday at home in Johannesburg, South Africa.
July 14, 2014 Gordimer found her central theme exploring the human effects of racial injustice, but her work continued long after South Africa's apartheid regime had ended.
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