- The Washington Times - Monday, July 14, 2014

Nadine Gordimer, a Nobel Prize-winning writer who took on apartheid in South Africa, died Sunday at the age of 90, her family announced Monday.

CNN, citing a family statement, reports Gordimer died in her sleep.

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She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991 for work that pushed back at South Africa’s former system of racial segregation. An anti-apartheid activist, some of her works were banned in the country.