A Sport of Nature

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Isis Large Print, 1988 - Fiction - 595 pages
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Abandoned by her South African family, Hillela drifts through jobs and lovers until tragic events suddenly catapult her into a heroic role in the struggle against apartheid

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About the author (1988)

Nadine Gordimer was born in Springs, Transvaal, South Africa on November 20, 1923. She attended the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa for one year. She is a novelist and short-story writer whose major theme is exile and alienation. Her first short story collection, The Soft Voice of the Serpent, was published in 1952 and her first novel, The Lying Days, was published in 1953. Her other short story collections include Jump, Why Haven't You Written: Selected Stories 1950-1972, and Loot. Her other novels include A Guest of Honour, Burger's Daughter, July's People, A Sport of Nature, My Son's Story, None to Accompany Me, The Pickup, and Get a Life. She has received numerous awards including the Booker Prize for The Conservationist in 1974, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991, and the French Legion of Honour in 2007.

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