Entry updated 24 August 2020. Tagged: Author.
(1923-2014) South African author, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. From her long career – she began publishing short fiction in 1937 – one novel is of sf interest, July's People (1981), set in a disarrayed Near Future South Africa; a white family is rescued from danger by its Black servant. Like other Gordimer novels touching on the politics and future of apartheid, the book was banned by the South African government of the day. [JC]
born Springs, Gauteng, South Africa: 20 November 1923
died Johannesburg, South Africa: 13 July 2014
- July's People (Johannesburg, South Africa: Ravan Press/Taurus, 1981) [hb/]
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