Thursday, November 8, 2018

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (78) Nadine Gordimer

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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author with their cat(s), pictured with a cat(s), or guest posts by cat loving authors who also (sometimes) write about cats.

Nadine Gordimer (November 20, 1923 - July 13, 2014) was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognized as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity".

Gordimer's writing dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Under that regime, works such as Burger's Daughter and July's People were banned. She was active in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress during the days when the organization was banned. She was also active in HIV/AIDS causes.

On her 92nd birthday in 2015, there was even a Google Doodle in her honor featuring the author with her beloved cat. She was a known cat lover.

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  1. I love the photo. She looks so thoughtful while holding her cat. I've run across her name almost all my life. Yet, I've never read one of Nadine Gordimer's stories. Now I will since you have brought her to mind. Happy Cat Thursday.

  2. I love her black kitty! I've been wanting to read her books for awhile now. Thanks for talking about her this time.

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