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'Breathtaking ... It is so flawlessly written that every one of its events seems chillingly, ominously possible' Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review 'If one were never to read any other literature about South Africa, Gordimer's work would be enough ... As a literary keeper of records, she has no peer' Sunday Times 'Nadine Gordimer is the real thing: by which I mean a true writer of graphic power, palpitating sensibility, and high and persistent emotional voltage' Observer
This volume is part of a new series of novels, plays and stories at GCSE/Key Stage 4 level, designed to meet the needs of the National Curriculum syllabus. Each text includes an introduction, pre-reading activities, notes and coursework activities. Also provided is a section on the process of writing, often compiled by the author. South Africa is in flames. The battle against white oppression is raging. Forced to flee their comfortable middle-class home, Maureen and Bam and their children seek refuge in the village of their black manservant, July.
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1 July 2015
I gave up two thirds of the way through. I wasn't enjoying it at all, but struggled on because we were to discuss it at my reading group... I found the characters repellant (even their names are ghastly), the timescale confusing and much of the imagery and references about Maureen and Bam's bodies unnecessary to the plot. Those of us who made it to the end weren't sure what they'd just read and felt a sense of anticlimax. Frankly grim - one of those 'worthy' books one feels one should read, but doesn't really want to.
22 August 2013
For me this story, like others of the time, suggested an apocalyptic end of the apartheid era in South Africa. It may still happen, however the Nelson Mandela transition did smooth the change over. Characters are reminiscent of books like @The Admirable Crighton'. A complex story told in complex sentences, suggesting thought processes rather than true dialogue narrative.