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Review: Burger's Daughter

User Review  - Roberta - Goodreads

I read this several years ago at the urging of a friend from synagogue. He had been involved in the ANC and is familiar with the actual incidents and several of the people on whom the characters were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mimi - Goodreads

whereas I enjoyed the book, I found myself reading fast through some parts, the highly political discussions, it's probably worth a 3.4. Main problem is that I didn't connect that well to the main character. I understood what she was going through, but there were major bits missing. Read full review

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User Review  - Alice Cuprill - Goodreads

This book was a revelation. I had not read Nadine Gordimer before and will be picking up her other works. The novel tells the story of a young White woman growing up in apartheid South Africa. She is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bonnie - Goodreads

A dense, complex book about family, politics and ideals. Read full review

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User Review  - Nancy Humphrys - Goodreads

Just as I was lulled into thinking that Burger's Daughter was about Rosa Burger's coded reactions to her father's politics and martyrdom and sensual depictions of her romantic dalliances, Gordimer shocked me with a surprise ending that kept me awake considering politics and justice. Read full review

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User Review  - Rohit - Goodreads

NADINE never limps in whatever she writes, not even a single line is off the course and the mark of being perfect comes from the fact that many people end up feeling the other way round, as happened ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Palmer - Goodreads

I have to say that this novel ,probably based on Gordimer' own life, was at least for me rather difficult to follow. Rosa Burger is the daughter of Lionel Burger who is a White activist fighting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

gave up. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

I'll give it a good rating for its fascinating look into a family of leftwing radical Afrikaaners in 1970s South Africa. Despite the claim of "faultless novelistic art" plastered to the cover, and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

During the first half of the book I found it difficult to maintain interest. The narrative seemed dated and hasn't held up well. But I'm glad I kept reading. The second half was much more engaging and main character matures in a way that negates my criticism of the first half of the book. Read full review

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