Nadine Gordimer

 
Nadine Gordimer: Someone to accompany us
Nadine Gordimer: Someone to accompany us
During a panel discussion that I was trying to conduct with Nadine Gordimer and Mongane Serote at the 2012 M&G Literary Festival, I was distracted...
Writing by the flash of fireflies
Writing by the flash of fireflies
Many readers are better acquainted, and more comfortable, with Nadine Gordimer's short stories than with her novels, preferring the short ­fiction's less elaborate, more concentrated aspect....
Gordimer: Lauded abroad, but too sharp for whites in SA
Gordimer: Lauded abroad, but too sharp for whites in SA
'Can you play the harpsichord?" and the response: "I don't know, I haven't tried", is what came to mind, not entirely irrationally, when I sat down...
A brutal past haunts the present
A brutal past haunts the present
A work by South African sculptor Jane Alexander sold this week for R5.5-million – the highest price yet paid for a South African sculpture....
Gordimer and the secrecy Bill: Gag the mouth and block the ears
Gordimer and the secrecy Bill: Gag the mouth and block the ears
The pious charge that the press exaggerates the intention behind the Protection of State Information Bill is in itself a subtle form of censorship....
M&G LitFest: Nadine Gordimer remembers Chinua Achebe
M&G LitFest: Nadine Gordimer remembers Chinua Achebe
Gordimer described Achebe, well-known for his novel Things Fall Apart, as a fearless writer; the eponymous "man of the...
[Podcast]Gordimer: Chinua Achebe did not fear a challenge
[Podcast]Gordimer: Chinua Achebe did not fear a challenge
Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has celebrated the legacy of the late writer Chinua Achebe at the M&G Literary festival.
Nadine Gordimer slams SA's education system
Nadine Gordimer slams SA's education system
The scandal has caused a national furore after leaving more than 5 000 rural schools without textbooks for more than six months of the academic...
The fine art of drawing the line
The fine art of drawing the line
'The news is my favourite sitcom," said Brett Murray during a December 2010 press walkabout of his exhibition in Cape Town. Titled All Hail the...
Rage against dying of the dream
Rage against dying of the dream
It is certainly not unusual to find a gloomy depiction of post-apartheid society in a new South African novel. A vein of melancholy runs through...
Language and life in the time of darkness
Language and life in the time of darkness
Nadine Gordimer charts South Africa's journey into the uncertain landscape beyond freedom in her new novel, No Time like the Present (Picador Africa). At its core are Jabulile and Steve: 'She was black, he was white. That was all that mattered. All that was identity then....

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