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Watch Nadine Gordimer Talk About South Africa's Racism: "I Was Part of It."

Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Below are a few excerpts from interviews that she gave on literature, politics, and her own complicity in South Africa's racism. There are also two clips from Gordimer's readings at the 92nd Street Y and Harvard. 

Interview presented by the Nobel Prize in 2005: 

An interview with the BBC's HARDtalk:

Gordimer reading from her short story, "Loot," at Harvard in 2005:

Gordimer reads two short stories at the 92nd Street Y in April 1961:

 

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