Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyLiterary Activism: The Influence of Politics on People

  • Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    In 1979, South African writer Nadine Gordimer gave an interview* with The Paris Review where she discussed at some length the importance of politics and political activism in her work. “But the real influence of politics on my writing is the influence of politics on people,” Gordimer said. Gordimer is a prime example of a literary activist. Here, we explore her work as well as that of a number of other important writer-activists.

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