A Guest of Honour

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Mar 15, 2012 - Fiction - 528 pages
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James Bray, an English colonial administrator who was expelled from a central African nation for siding with its black nationalist leaders, is invited back ten years later to join in the country's independence celebrations. As he witnesses the factionalism and violence that erupt as revolutionary ideals are subverted by ambition and greed, Bray is once again forced to choose sides, a choice that becomes both his triumph and his undoing.

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User Review  - Josť Toledo - Goodreads

Upon learning of Nadine Gordimer's death, I instinctively reached my hand out to the shelf where I keep her books --in alphabetical order; perhaps should be chronological-- and touched on A Guest of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Helen - Goodreads

Nadine Gordimer's The Pick Up is one of my favorite books. This one? Not so much. Dry, long, it would have helped if she had had an editor in the early years. This 500 page book contains a 200 page story. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Nadine Gordimer's many novels include THE LYING DAYS, THE CONSERVATIONIST, joint winner of the Booker Prize, BURGER'S DAUGHTER, JULY'S PEOPLE, MY SON'S STORY, NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME, A WORLD OF STRANGERS and THE HOUSE GUN. Her collections of short stories include SOMETHING OUT THERE and JUMP. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She lives in South Africa.

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