South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

Nobel Prize for literature laureate Nadine Gordimer attends a memorial for [Nelson Mandela's biograp..South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world’s most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family has said.

Gordimer died peacefully in her sleep at her Johannesburg home on Sunday evening in the presence of her children, Hugo and Oriane, a statement from the family said on Monday.

Over the last 60 years, Gordimer has produced dozens of novels, essays and plays, many of which were critical of the racist apartheid system, which lasted from 1948 until 1994, in South Africa.