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By Nadine Gordimer

Internationally celebrated for her novels, Nadine Gordimer has dedicated a lot of her existence and fiction to the political struggles of the 3rd international, the recent international, and her local South Africa. Living in wish and History is an on-the-spot checklist of her years as a public figure--an observer of apartheid and its aftermath, a member of the ANC, and the champion of dissident writers everywhere.

In a letter to fellow Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe, Nadine Gordimer describes Living in desire and History as a "modest booklet of a few of the nonfiction items i have written, a mirrored image of ways i have checked out this century i have lived in." it's, in truth, a rare choice of essays, articles, and addresses brought over 4 many years, together with her Nobel Prize Lecture of 1991.

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