Nobel prize-winning writer Nadine Gordimer, a consistent voice for a democratic South Africa, has died at the age of 90. Gordimer gave voice to a movement through her fiction and through her personal political efforts. She helped edit Nelson Mandela’s I Am Prepared To Die speech.

+ “What all artists are trying to do is to make sense of life. So you see, I would have found my themes had I been an American or an English writer. They are there if one knows where to look . . . if one is pushed from within.” Here’s Nadine Gordimer’s interview in the Paris Review.

+ “I was part of it.” Watch videos of Gordimer talking about South Africa’s racism.