Nobel Prize Winner Nadine Gordimer Demands End of US Blockade of Cuba

2010.02.09 - 16:47:25 /

HAVANA. - South African writer Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, has asked the United States Government to end its financial, commercial and trade blockade against Cuba.


Speaking to the Cuban culture digital magazine La Jiribilla, the intellectual also asked for the lifting of all types of sanctions against the Island, such as its inclusion on a list of state sponsors of terrorism.


This South African writer, considered one of the most important representatives of contemporary South African literature, has also demanded on several occasions the release of five Cuban antiterrorists who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States.


Gordimer will take part as a guest of honor in the 19th International Book Fair that begins next Thursday, February 11th, in Havana. On this occasion, she will present her novel ‘A Sport of Nature,’ published by the Cuban Art and Literature publishing house.


Born in 1923, in Springs, a mining town near Johannesburg, South Africa, she was a strong opponent of her country’s former Apartheid regime, a stance that she upheld in many of her writings.     



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