Jump and Other Stories
In this collection of sixteen stories, Gordimer brings unforgettable characters from every corner of society to life: a child refugee fleeing civil war in Mozambique; a black activist's deserted wife longing for better times; a rich safari party indulging themselves while lionesses circle their lodge. Jump is a vivid, disturbing and rewarding portrait of life in South Africa under apartheid.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - laurustina - LibraryThing
I've picked up a few short story collections in the last couple of months, thinking that my current short attention span would thank me, but this is the first of those collections to really engage me. Gordimer's stories were brutal and beautiful one after another. Really lovely, meaty stuff. Read full review
Review: Jump and Other StoriesUser Review - Danny Young - Goodreads
My AP Lit teacher in high school had us read one these stories ten years ago--Once Upon a Time, which certainly is not a children's story and which details the sad consequences of apartheid and ... Read full review
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