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Nadine Gordimer's autobiography is an inspiring read. Tell us about a hidden gem in SA that not many people know about. I took a road trip with my daughters in December from Johannesburg to Cape Town. We travelled over three days. On the second day we passed Richmond, a sleepy little town in the ...
Novelist Nadine Gordimer, who calls Mahlasela a "national treasure", took an interest in him at an early age and arranged guitar lessons. Soon Mahlasela was performing at political rallies across the country, singing about South Africans' struggles under the apartheid system. Suggest a correction. Contact ...

'My so-called spirituality came from no religion or god,' Mandela told Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel laureate in Literature, when he was released from prison. Ascribing spiritual enlightenment to an imaginary god is akin to degrading one's in-built spiritual divinity. Rauf Akhtar stated in his Taslees: 'Khud ko na ...
Nadine Gordimer was a writer, a political activist, and the only South African woman to win the Nobel Prize. She received the award in 1991 for literature. Some of her books, including Burger's Daughter and July's People rubbed the Apartheid government the wrong way, and were banned, as she used her ...
In 1968, as more profitable mines were opening west and south of the Rand, a selection of Goldblatt's photos appeared in Optima magazine with an essay by Nadine Gordimer, 'A Time and Tailings'. Born in a mining town about 75 kilometres east of Randfontein, Gordimer described the mines as 'the black man's baptism by ...
SALA awards the following literary categories which are also open to all South African writers; First-time Published Author Award, K Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award, Poetry Award, Nadine Gordimer Short story Award, Creative Non-fiction Literary Award, Literary Translators Award, Literary Journalism ...

Some of those visitors have included Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, Nadine Gordimer, C.K. Williams, Jamaica Kincaid, Karen Russell, Ben Lerner, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Jonathan Franzen, John Ashbery, Russell Banks, Adrienne Rich, and many others. The series has worked to bring established and ...
Some of those visitors have included Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, Nadine Gordimer, C.K. Williams, Jamaica Kincaid, Karen Russell, Ben Lerner, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Jonathan Franzen, John Ashbery, Russell Banks, Adrienne Rich, and many others. The series has worked to bring established and ...
Is this the celebrated South African Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer in 1980, talking about the role of the writer in the struggle against apartheid? Or. Is it the vampire writer Anne Rice, in 2015, on Facebook, talking about Christ knows what? The answer will not surprise you. I cheated a tiny bit, just to make ...
Harper Hoover, first place in individual performance, “Nadine Gordimer: The Conflict of Apartheid and the Compromise Through Writing.” Gloria Conatser, first place in individual documentary, “3/5 to Thirteenth: The American Compromise of Black Personhood.” Isabella Riggs, second place in individual ...
In the 20th century, few places exemplified that more finely than South Africa, where writers like JM Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Alan Paton came of age. In Johannesburg, museums like the South African National Museum and the Nelson Mandela Centre examine the role that writing played in the ...
South Africa has spread its soft power through Nobel peace laureates Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk, as well as Nobel literature laureates Nadine Gordimer and John Coetzee. The country successfully organised Africa's first football World Cup in 2010, hosted and won ...
Ten years ago the other shortlisted contenders were Disgrace by JM Coetzee; Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda; The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer; JG Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur and The Ghost Road by Pat Barker. Winning novels since 2008 that will come under consideration include Hilary ...
There will be some strange anomalies in the judges' reading: twice, two authors have shared the Booker, with Nadine Gordimer and Stanley Middleton both winning the prize in 1974, and Barry Unsworth and Michael Ondaatje sharing it in 1992. The Lost Man Booker prize was also launched in 2010, ...
... he wondered how his younger self would have reacted if he'd one day known he'd be sharing the stage with 'a Booker prize-winning, South African, Nobel prize-winning novelist'… and then deciding that his younger self would have said: 'That's incredible, because Nadine Gordimer is my favourite writer.
And immediately I think of Nadine Gordimer's novel A Guest of Honour. James Bray was a British colonial administrator in an unnamed central African state. He's fundamentally a decent person and he sides with the country's freedom fighters, its would-be liberators. For his pains he is removed from his post, ...
The relationship between [Nadine Gordimer's] writing and her social responsibility was one of the central questions of her life. Her involvement in the struggle against apartheid took a number of forms, some of which intertwine with my own story. She often attended political trials. She sat with the public at ...

This file photo taken on June 11, 2009 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during the 37th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas at Sony Pictures in Culver City, California. Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. PHOTO | KEVIN WINTER | AFP ...
NSRI Kommetjie launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of the Vines and Ilbattello, and an NSRI rescue vehicle and NSRI rescue swimmers, the NSRI Hout Bay sea rescue craft Nadine Gordimer and Albie Matthews, the Cape Town fire and rescue services and a dive unit, Western Cape government health ...
Reading is an ever-receding horizon with one book leading to another and that to still others, ad infinitum. So it is that Toni Morrison's 'The Origin of Others' (Harvard University, 2017) led me to 'A Good Man is Hard To Find' by Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) and in that anthology to 'The Artificial Nigger'.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence will host a panel discussion on March 27 that will explore the success of the movie “Black Panther” to inform the question of whether “art…, in the words of Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, “…is on the side of the oppressed” or the oppressor. The event, which will take ...
Among his favourite authors are Nadine Gordimer, Gunter Grass, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, and Saadat Hasan Manto. Chopra's last book was a memoir, A Scrapbook of Memories (Harper Collins, 2015), and he is currently working on his next novel, The Lovers of Rampore.
In Sri Lanka, children and young people politely address those much older as “Uncle” or “Aunt”, even if the person is not related. Sivanandan recalls that in 1958, seeing someone he didn't know in the house of his (Sinhalese) mother-in-law, he asked his eldest daughter, aged about five, who that uncle was ...
SA is a country that is singularly lacking in real debate: it only knows slogans and monochrome distinctions between good and evil. Nelson Mandela was a saint and Verwoerd a disciple of the devil. Nadine Gordimer, who the zealous Swedes thought worthy of the Nobel Prize, publicly admitted she dealt in ...
I had Nadine Gordimer's My Son's Story in my hand. I had read it a long time ago. Should I buy a copy for myself, I wondered. I opened it to a random page and read a couple of pages. I decided to add it to my pile. I walked along, nose buried in the book, bag weighing down on one shoulder and the cell ...


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