Crimes of Conscience

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Heinemann International, 1991 - Fiction - 121 pages
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This collection of short stories, set in the author's native Southern Africa, reveals her outstanding ability to pierce the core of the human condition of those, both black and white, living in countries where repression and coercion is the norm.

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Review: Crimes of Conscience: Selected Short Stories (African Writers Series)

User Review  - Mikael Kuoppala - Goodreads

Nadine Gordimer is one of the masters of short fiction, and her collection “Crimes of Conscience” represents that mastery well. The stories vary in tone and style, but they all contain keen ... Read full review

Review: Crimes of Conscience: Selected Short Stories (African Writers Series)

User Review  - Raeez Jacobs - Goodreads

This short story collection, quite imperceptibly resembles the tale "July's People" also written by the 1991 Nobel Prize laureate, whose own young life was intermingled with the webbed and uneasy ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

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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