Nadine Gordimer

On our Lists this week: Noname, Mongane Wally Serote, and Sawubona Music Jam

In between working on Friday copy, this is what the team reads, listens to and watches

​Discovering the world of Can Themba

Siphiwo Mahala talks about his fascination with the 1950s writer and journalist

The essayist who froze history’s quiet moments

David Goldblatt has left South African documentary photography incalculably richer, writes Niren Tolsi

M&G Literary Festival: Being here or being square

The M&G Literary Festival will consider Nadine Gordimer's notion 'Being here: in a particular time and place.'

At home with Nadine Gordimer, a very private individual

Ilse Wilson, the daughter of Communist Party stalwart Bram Fischer, remembers the era of 'Burger's Daughter' and other times spent with its author.

Gordimer: A leader quite prepared to grubby herself in struggle politics

It was 1988, Salman Rushdie had been 'disinvited' from the Weekly Mail Book Week and SA literature ­giants were at loggerheads, recalls Anton Harber.

Nadine Gordimer: Tough questions for herself

Nadine Gordimer asks and answers "the questions journalists don't ask".

Gordimer’s legacy is our honour

The past might be another country, but for more than 90 years Gordimer lived in South Africa – and wrote of it with piercing insight.

Nadine Gordimer: A rich legacy for young artists

The animating impulse in her work is a dedication to those who suffer – but don't make – history, write Bongani Kona and Dudumalingani Mqombothi.

Gordimer: Allergic to nonsense, and tired of idiotic questions

Nadine Gordimer's death was a sucker punch for writer and poet Tiisetso Makube.

Nadine Gordimer: A light shining into the dark

The late writer's oeuvre was characterised by her unwavering ability to verbalise the brutal truth, writes Sean O'Toole.

Gordimer gave us the gift of complexity

Nadine Gordimer observed our convoluted society with a precise and prescient eye and did much to shape our understanding of it, writes David Medalie.

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