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A Sport of Nature

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£35.50

A Sport of Nature

Author: Nadine Gordimer

Price: £35.50

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Published by: Jonathan Cape

Date Available: 02 April 1987

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Another of Gordimer's fine, incisive novels that wraps moral and political struggle in elegantly spun incident and luminous prose. Here, 30 tumultuous African years whirl around the life of a young white woman who's an (arguably) innocent foil for a continent's torments and desires. It's the late 1950's and adolescent Hillela, freshly expelled from boarding school, is taken to the Johannesburg home of her liberal Aunt Pauline. The self-possessed Hillela doesn't go in for the spoon-fed social activism her aunt prescribes, but the family puts up with her till she's caught in bed with her cousin Sasha; after this, no one protests when she takes off. She turns up at an ANC exile community in East Africa, where she careens from man to man, a girlfriend without a cause. She has an apolitical ripeness that inspires one promoter after another to take her up; when a brighter star presents himself, she moves on. Then she meets Whaila Kgomani, from whom she learns the politics of liberation. Together, they have a child, whom they name for Mandela's wife; Hillela is delighted the child is black. When Whaila's assassinated, Hillela travels for the cause - to Eastern Europe, New York, and eventually back to Africa where, with characteristic sureness, she takes up with a black nationalist general who's quick to conquer back his nation.
 
PLEASE NOTE: There is a previous owner's dedication on the front end paper. The dust jacket has some shelfwear.

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ISBN: 9780224024471

 
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