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Antiapartheid South African Nobel Laureate Dies

South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer speaks at an international book fair in Havana, Cuba in 2010.

South African Nobel Prize-winning writer Nadine Gordimer, who helped expose the injustices of the racially segregated apartheid system globally, has died at the age of 90.

The writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Johannesburg on July 13, her family said in a statement.

Gordimer's novels -- which included "A Guest of Honour," "The Conservationist," and "A Sport of Nature" -- and other work have been published in 40 languages around the world.

Many of her stories dealt with love, hate, and friendship under the apartheid system.

"The Washington Post" quoted Gordimer as saying that her role as an author was simply to “write in my own way as honestly as I can and go as deeply as I can into the life around me.”

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, WP