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Anti-apartheid Nobel-winning author dies at the age of 90

By Staff Reporter

Nadine Gordimer, a South African author who won the Nobel Prize for novels that explored the cost of racial conflict in apartheid-era South Africa, has died at the age of 90, her family has said.

Gordimer (above), who won the literature prize in 1991, died peacefully in her sleep at her Johannesburg home on Sunday.

During the apartheid years, she praised Nelson Mandela, the prisoner who later became president, and accepted the decision of the main anti-apartheid movement, African National Congress, to use violence against South Africa's white-led government.

Gordimer wrote 15 novels and was published in 40 languages around the world.

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