A Sport of Nature

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Isis Large Print, 1988 - Fiction - 595 pages
16 Reviews
After being abandoned by her mother, Hillela was pushed onto relatives where she was taught social graces. But when she betrayed her position as surrogate daughter, she was cast adrift. Later she fell into a heroic role in the overthrow of apartheid.

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User Review  - Brian Davis - Goodreads

Other books by Gordimer are both smart and clear, but this one is very uneven. The personal story of the main character is totally underwhelming, and Gordimer writes it in a very challenging, difficult style. Read full review

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User Review  - Drew - Goodreads

You sense Nadine Gordimer somewhat admires her protagonist, the colorblind, social-climbing iconoclast Hillela who rises in World Politics just as South Africa's apartheid is being overthrown. But ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Nadine Gordimer was born in Gauteng, 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 World of Strangers, 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. She died on July 13, 2014 at the age of 90.

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