Nadine Gordimer inspired Mandela – tell us about your favourite protest writers

12. října 2014 v 9:30
Author Nadine Gordimer has died peacefully at at the age of 90. One of the literary world's most powerful voices against apartheid, she won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991 for a collection of novels and short stories tackling the human tensions of life during apartheid.In 1979, Burger's Daughter - a novel which focussed on an activist family - became one of three of her books banned by the apartheid regime's strict censorship laws. Yet it made its way to Nelson Mandela's cell at the Robben Island prison.Writing in the New Yorker, Gordimer said she didn't know how it got there but that Mandela was "the most exigent reader I could have hoped for" and that he wrote her a "letter of deep, understanding acceptance about the book. библия книга псалтырь слушать

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