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Living in Hope and History: Notes from Our Century

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Internationally celebrated for her novels, Nadine Gordimer has devoted much of her life and fiction to the political struggles of the Third World, the New World, and her native South Africa. Living in Hope and History is an on-the-spot record of her years as a public figure--an observer of apartheid and its aftermath, a member of the ANC, and the champion of dissident writ ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published November 1st 1999)
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Handy compilation of lectures and writing.

One of the things a writer is for is to say the unsayable, to speak the unspeakable, to ask difficult questions. - Salman Rushdie

How shall we look at each other then? - Mongane Wally Serote

The ceaseless adventure - Jawaharlal Nehru

History says, Don’t hope
On this side of the grave,
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.
Seamus Heaney

prudery had twisted religion to the service of racism and ide
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Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognized as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity".

Gordimer's writing dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Under that regime, works such as Burger'
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