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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - figre - LibraryThing
There is a story in this collection, “Some Are Born To Sweet Delight”, that is both typical and atypical of the entire collection. It is the story of Vera and her slow attraction to the border within ... Read full review
Once Upon a Time
The Ultimate Safari
My Father Leaves Home
Some Are Born to Sweet Delight
The Moment Before the Gun Went Off
What Were You Dreaming?