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Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer: The Great Post-Mandela Disillusion

Michael Skafidas | Posted 06.14.2014 | World
Michael Skafidas

"I am afraid that, in South Africa, we have not done with our freedom what we said we were going to do. And that makes it now the worst of times because it is a great disillusion."

Writer to Writer: Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela -- A Talk With Danny Schechter

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Madiba: A to Z paints an intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela, and wrestles with the questions Mandela himself raised: What is forgiveness? What are justice and equality? How long must the long walk to freedom go on before we are free?

Difference and Deliverance in the Digital Age

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Books
Ruth Starkman

The Deliverance of Others offers political and aesthetic reflections on the global age and interrogates received conceptions of rationality, the family, the body, and human capacities for emotional connection.

Finding the Souls of Politicians Through the Books They Read

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 12.10.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

he question of whether a politician reads at all is a good one, and should be asked and answered more often. But the question of which books a politician has loved throughout his or her lifetime must be asked and answered.

Picking Favorites: Books That Make Me Sigh With Satisfaction

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

A great book happens when I pick up a book and can't put it down again; when I cannot suppress the sighs upon finishing it; when I cannot wait to tell everyone I know: read this book! But how to pick a favorite?

Zadie Smith, Nadine Gordimer On Guardian Hay Festival Lineup

The Guardian | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bill Clinton called it the "Woodstock of the mind" while Joseph Heller said it was like a cross between "an international conference and a country wed...

Nadine Gordimer: Books Are Essential To Africa's Recovery

The Guardian | Charlotte Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, one of South Africa's most distinguished literary figures and a veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle, has mounted a ...