Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing (1919-2013) was a British author who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007. 

Lessing spent a large proportion of her childhood in Southern Rhodesia (the nation that would later become Zimbabwe), and many of her stories are set in Africa. Her writing is frequently political, as she was an outspoken critic of African colonialism and of the apartheid regime in South Africa. She was also a strong advocate for women's rights, which is also reflected in many of her works. 

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