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Njabulo buried the little baby where farm workers were buried, in the place in the
veld the farmer had given them. Some of the mounds had been left to weather
away unmarked, others were covered with stones and a few had fallen wooden ...
'You talk about things you don't know. Don't speak for the sake of making a noise.'
To punish him, she picked up the strong, young girl's baby she had borne him
and went out of the room where she slept with him on the big bed that had come
But the baby boy lived, and will grow up in the care of the older wives. No one
can say what it was the white soldier said over the telephone to his commanding
officer, and if the commanding officer had told him what was going to be done, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sean191 - LibraryThing
Well, I didn't realize when I picked this up that some of the stories where originally published in "Selected Stories." But at the end of the book, there was a teaser for "Selected Stories" which said ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - herschelian - LibraryThing
Seven short stories taken from two previous collections 'No Place Like' and 'A Soldier's Embrace'. I think I almost prefer Gordimer's short stories to some of her full length novels, she manages to distil the essence of South Africa on to the page in these. Read full review
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