Lyndall Gordon

Unweaving the Rainbow Nation

No Time Like the Present

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Bloomsbury 432pp £18.99 order from our bookshop

Absolution

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Atlantic Books 389pp £12.99 order from our bookshop

Nadine Gordimer’s great oeuvre of stories and novels has been suffused with the issue of racial injustice. Her Nobel prize was awarded in 1991, the year after Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The ‘rainbow nation’ was born when Mandela’s high-minded ANC party took office in 1994. 

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