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No Cold Kitchen

No Cold Kitchen

Author: Ronald Suresh Roberts
Publisher: Ste Pub
ISBN: 1919855580
Pages: 733
Year: 2005
Eight years in the making, this book charts Nadine Gordimer's life and work, providing a vibrant portrait of the country in which Gordimer lives, the history she lived through, and the people around her—people in South Africa, such as Nelson Mandela, George Bizos, Es'kia Mphahlele, Bram Fischer, Nat Nakasa, Desmond Tutu and Alan Paton; and people abroad, including Susan Sontag, Salman Rushdie, Anthony Sampson, Edward Said, Amos Oz, Harry Levin and New Yorker editor, Katherine White. Drawing upon unprecedented access to Gordimer and her documents, No Cold Kitchen gives sympathetic but rigorous attention to the full range of Gordimer's work, teasing out the inevitable contradictions between her public and private voices and granting the reader an intimate insight into what Gordimer underwent and overcame, both during apartheid and afterwards. The author shrewdly chronicles the drive that led Gordimer, who described herself as a "barefoot girl from Springs," to a Nobel Prize for literature.
No Cold Kitchen

No Cold Kitchen

Author: Robert Greig
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 2006

Telling Times

Telling Times

Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140883295X
Pages: 752
Year: 2012-03-15
Nadine Gordimer's life reflects the true spirit of the writer as moral activist, political visionary and literary icon. Telling Times collects together all her non-fiction for the first time, spanning more than half a century, from the twilight of colonial rule in South Africa, to the long, brutal fight to overthrow South Africa's apartheid regime and to her leadership role over the last 20 years in confronting the dangers of AIDS, globalisation, and ethnic violence. The range of this book is staggering, from Gordimer's first piece in The New Yorker in 1954, in which she autobiographically traces her emergence as a brilliant, young writer in a racist country, to her pioneering role in recognising the greatest African and European writers of her generation, to her truly, courageous stance in supporting Nelson Mandela and other members of the ANC during their years of imprisonment. Given that Gordimer will never write an autobiography, Telling Times is an important document of twentieth-century social and political history, told through the voice of one of its greatest literary figures.
Fit to govern

Fit to govern

Author: Ronald Suresh Roberts
Publisher: STE Publishers
ISBN: 1919855645
Pages: 296
Year: 2008-01-01
This illuminating examination of South Africa’s democratic leader, Thabo Mbeki, provides unprecedented access to the man and his ideas. From history and political theory to literature and current events, this account offers a better understanding of South Africa’s political landscape and the actions of its president.
Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid

Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid

Author: Alan Wieder
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583673563
Pages: 464
Year: 2013-07-01
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Get a Life

Get a Life

Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408832674
Pages: 208
Year: 2012-03-15
When Paul Bannerman, an ecologist in Africa, is diagnosed with cancer and prescribed treatment that makes him radioactive, his suddenly fragile existence makes him question his life for the first time. He is especially struck by the contradiction in values between his work as a conservationist and that of his wife, an advertising agency executive. Then when Paul moves in with his parents to protect his wife and young son from radiation, the strange nature of his condition leads his mother to face her own past.
The Radetzky March

The Radetzky March

Author: Joseph Roth
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1590208447
Pages: 352
Year: 2002-08-01
"Incomparably Roth's greatest novel . . . the great poem of elegy to Habsburg Austria." —J. M. Coetzee, The New York Review of Books The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth's classic saga of the privileged von Trotta family, encompasses the entire social fabric of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before World War I. The author's greatest achievement, The Radetzky March is an unparalleled portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such a universal story for our times.
You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

Author: Zoë Wicomb
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558619151
Pages: 240
Year: 2015-04-25
You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town is among the only works of fiction to explore the experience of “Coloured” citizens in apartheid-era South Africa, whose mixed heritage traps them, as Bharati Mukherjee wrote in the New York Times, “in the racial crucible of their country." Frieda Shenton, the daughter of Coloured parents in rural South Africa, is taught as a child to emulate whites: she is encouraged to learn correct English, to straighten her hair, and to do more than, as her father says, “peg out the madam’s washing.” While still a self-conscious and overweight adolescent, Frieda is sent away from home to be among the first to integrate a prestigious Anglican high school in Cape Town, and finds herself in a city where racial lines are so strictly drawn that it is not possible to step out of one’s place. At last, Frieda flees to England, only to return more than a decade later to a South Africa now in violent rebellion against apartheid—but still, seemingly, without a place for her. It is only as Frieda finds the courage to tell her “terrible stories” that she at last begins to create her own place in a world where she has always felt herself an exile.
July's People

July's People

Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408832968
Pages: 208
Year: 2012-03-15
For years, it has been what is called a 'deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his native village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July - the shifts in character and relationships - gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.
The Ultimate Safari

The Ultimate Safari

Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publisher:
ISBN: 062028188X
Pages: 52
Year: 2001

Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black

Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black

Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408832984
Pages: 192
Year: 2012-03-15
This rich story collection will be a reminder to Nadine Gordimer's countless admirers, and a taster for the uninitiated, of her enduring imaginative power. A woman gauges the state of her marriage by the tone of her husband's cello; a wife reads her husband's mood by the scent in the nape of his neck; a newly emigrated couple are divided by visual obsession, he with his native Budapest, she with South African suburbia. With consummate artistry, Gordimer illustrates the show downs, standoffs and highlights of human intimacy while penetrating the nuances of immigration, national identity and race.
Anthills of the Savannah

Anthills of the Savannah

Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 0435905384
Pages: 233
Year: 1988
Annotation Achebe writes of the old Africa and the new, tribal warfare and the war that goes on in people's hearts. His story takes place two years after a military coup in the mythical West African state of Kangan, and shows the transformation of a brilliant young.
The Conservationist

The Conservationist

Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0747578249
Pages: 323
Year: 2005-11-21
A prize-winning story of the forces and relationships seething in the South Africa of the day.
No Time Like the Present

No Time Like the Present

Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408831767
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-03-15
Nadine Gordimer is one of our most telling contemporary writers. With each new work, she attacks - with a clear-eyed lack of sentimentality, and an understanding of the darkest depths of the human soul - the inextricable link between personal life and political, communal history. The revelation of this theme in each new work, not only in her homeland South Africa, but the twenty-first century world, is evidence of her literary genius: in the sharpness of her psychological insights, the stark beauty of her language, the complexity of her characters and the difficult choices with which they are faced. In No Time Like the Present, Gordimer brings the reader into the lives of Steven Reed and Jabulile Gumede, a 'mixed' couple, both of whom have been combatants in the struggle for freedom against apartheid. Once clandestine lovers under racist law forbidding sexual relations between white and black, they are now in the new South Africa. The place and time where freedom - the 'better life for all' that was fought for and promised - is being created but also challenged by political and racial tensions, while the hangover of moral ambiguities and the vast and growing gap between affluence and mass poverty, continue to haunt the present. No freedom from personal involvement in these or in the personal intimacy of love. The subject is contemporary, but Gordimer's treatment is timeless. In No Time Like the Present, she shows herself once again a master novelist, at the height of her prodigious powers.
Mary Renault

Mary Renault

Author: David Sweetman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN:
Pages: 322
Year: 1993
Biografi om den engelske forfatter Mary Renault (1905-1983).