Nadine Gordimer - Nobel prize-winning author and political activist

South African Nobel prize-winning author and political activist, Nadine Gordimer now aged 87, is still engaged in the political future of her country.

Born in a mining town outside Johannesburg, the daughter of European Jews, Nadine Gordimer stayed in South Africa throughout the apartheid years, hiding ANC leaders in her house during the struggle.

She was one of the first people Mandela asked to see once he was released.

Now she's campaigning against the proposed Protection of Information bill going through the South African parliament, which she says is retrogressive censorship.

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Sat 30 Apr 2011 11:05 GMT