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July's People
July's People | Nadine Gordimer
23 posts | 21 read | 11 to read
For years, it has been what is called a 'deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his native village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July - the shifts in character and relationships - gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.
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Gissy
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This is my July 2022 #BookSpinBingo I will participate in two readathons besides my regular book clubs reading: Jane Austen‘s Readathon which is during the whole minth. It has 6 prompts but I will try to complete at least 3 of them. The other one is the Summerween Readathon. Let‘s see how much reading I can do 📚 🤗
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Kristelh
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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ClairesReads
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Mehso-so

This imagined turn in South African history is a truly clever way to explore the nature of power in a colonised nation. Gordimer‘s style is a bit dense, and as such this novel demands quite a lot of clear headspace to absorb. I don‘t think I had enough mental space to truly appreciate the nuances of everything Gordimer was doing here. It‘s an interesting novel that for me, could have been executed more accessibly.

Tove_Reads I agree. I enjoyed Burger‘s daughter more. 9mo
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kimmypete1
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July in review! Felt good to knock a bunch of books out as summer nears it's end.

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Litsylovebirthdays22
July's People | Nadine Gordimer
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Happy, Happy Birthday @Blerdgal_Fenix !!! Our last #LitsyLove birthday for July. We hope you have a fantastic day filled with special things and plenty of time with friends & family. ❗️💕😊📚🎈🎂🎉🎶🎁☀️🌸 #LitsyLoveBirthdayCrew

Cupcake12 Happy birthday 🎉🥳 14mo
Kappadeemom Happy Birthday! 14mo
AmyG Happy Birthday 🎁🎉🎈🎂 14mo
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Laughterhp Happy birthday! 🥳🥳 14mo
BayouGirl85 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 14mo
Seekingtardis HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 🥰🥰🥳🥳 @Blerdgal_Fenix 14mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday @Blerdgal_Fenix ! 14mo
Deblovestoread Happy birthday! 🎈🎂🎈 @Blerdgal_Fenix 14mo
jdiehr Happy birthday! 14mo
CBee Happy birthday, Keia! @Blerdgal_Fenix ♥️♥️ 14mo
slategreyskies Happy Birthday, @Blerdgal_Fenix !! 🧁✨ 14mo
sharread Happy Birthday 🥳🥳 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday Keia @Blerdgal_Fenix 🎊🎉🎈🎉🎊🎈 14mo
Pageturner1 happy birthday 🎉🎂 14mo
Tattooedteacher Sorry I missed your day @Blerdgal_Fenix Hope you had the best birthday ever!❤️ 14mo
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Litsylovebirthdays22
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Happy, Happy Birthday @Littlewolf1 !!! Hope you have a fantastic day and you get lots of books, reading time, and CAKE!! ❗️💕😊📚🎶🎂🎈🎉🎁🌸☀️

Tattooedteacher Happy day to you @Littlewolf1 1y
Laughterhp Happy birthday! 🥳 1y
Cupcake12 Happy birthday 🎉 1y
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CBee Happy birthday, @Littlewolf1 ♥️ 1y
Littlewolf1 Thank you so much 😊 1y
jdiehr Happy birthday! 1y
Seekingtardis HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 🥳🥳🥰🥰 @Littlewolf1 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday @Littlewolf1 🎉🎊🎈🎉🎊🎈 1y
Bklover Happy Birthday @Littlewolf1 🎉🎉 1y
Pageturner1 happy birthday 🎁🎉 1y
BayouGirl85 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 1y
wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 1y
Littlewolf1 Thank you everyone so much 1y
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Gissy
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My goals for July #AnyWayYouReadathon are:
1. Finish book Summer by the Tides-Done
2. Finish book Todo Esto Te Daré
3. Read The Night Swim
4. Start another book in my tbr list

@kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl

kimmypete1 Thanks for joining! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🇺🇸❤️🤍💙 1y
Eggs Beautiful quote 💙🇺🇸❤️ 1y
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Litsylovebirthdays22
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Happy, Happy Birthday @cozypunk !!! We hope you have a wonderful day filled with all the things you love, especially cake!! 💕❗️😊📚🎶🎉🎂☀️🎈🌸🎁📚

Laughterhp Happy birthday! 🥳🥳 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday Dwayna 🎉🎊🎂🎁🎈🎊🎉🎂🎁 @cozypunk 1y
Kappadeemom Happy Birthday! 1y
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Cupcake12 Happy birthday. Have a great day ❤️🎉🎂🌸 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Happy birthday @cozypunk !!! 1y
Pageturner1 Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎈 @cozypunk 1y
BayouGirl85 Happy Birthday! 1y
CBee Happy birthday, @cozypunk 🥳♥️🥳 1y
Deblovestoread Happy birthday! 🎈🎂🎈 @cozypunk 1y
Seekingtardis Happy Happy Birthday!! 🥰🥰🥳🥳 @cozypunk 1y
Tattooedteacher Happy birthday 1y
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Litsylovebirthdays22
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Get ready to celebrate with these July babies! Please send them a note or a card or comment on their birthday post to help them celebrate their special day! #LitsyLoveBirthdayCrew #litsylovebirthdays22

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🎈🎁🎉🎊 1y
Tattooedteacher 🎂🎈🎂 1y
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robinb
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How is 2021 halfway through?!! I‘m flabbergasted! 🤣

So many great Littens celebrating in July!!! Can‘t wait to celebrate with them! 🎉🎉🎉 If you‘d like your birthday (whenever it might be 😊) added to the Litsy calendar, send your birthdate (only your own please) and your Litsy handle to litsybirthdays@gmail.com , and the #BirthdayFairies will gather more glitter and #BirthdayLove just for YOU!! ✨✨✨✨

PARTY ON!!! 🎈🎈🎈

squirrelbrain 🎉🎉🎉 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag 🥳🥳 1y
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LitsyBirthdays
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Look at all of the lovely Littens celebrating their birthdays in July!

If you‘d like to be added to the list to receive some #birthdaylove greetings on your special day, simply send your Litsy handle and birthday date to litsybirthdays@gmail.com. Encourage your friends to email too!

The Birthday Fairies can‘t wait to celebrate with you all!

🥳🧁🥳🧁🥳🧁🥳🧁🥳🧁🥳🧁

Yuki_Onna @julesG Thank you, dear calendar fairy! 💝 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for tagging me 💗 1y
robinb Woot Woot!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 1y
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SusanLee I‘ve just missed mine this month the eighth! Will have to send for next year then 😅 1y
LitsyBirthdays @SusanLee - you can send it now, ready for next year! Just email @litsybirthdays@gmail.com with your Litsy handle and your birthday. 1y
SusanLee @LitsyBirthdays sure thing And thanks! 1y
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WriterAtHeart
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Mehso-so

I was expecting a lot more from this novel. For the amount of good press this novel got, I was just kind of bored with it and I found Maureen to be a little bit annoying.

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squirrelbrain
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Resharing for @LitsyBirthdays ....

Here‘s the July birthday calendar (so far...)! If you‘d like to join in and be sent #birthdaylove on your special day then send your Litsy handle and birth date to litsybirthdays@gmail.com.

🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

robinb 🎈🎉🧚‍♂️🎁🎂📚☀️☀️☀️ 3y
gradcat Ok, I know I can do something like this on my iPad, so if you guys got my email...I‘m thinking everything will be fine. 😊 3y
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collegecatlady
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Mehso-so

I was expecting much more from this novel. Promising to be an exploration of the relationships between blacks and whites during wartimes in South Africa, this novel‘s style detracted from the deeper meanings lurking in the book. I understand what Gordimer was going for, but her writing style just didn‘t work for me. Subject and topic was great though.

Lcsmcat Sweet kitty! 😻 5y
mirellalella86 Lovely kitty! ❤❤x 5y
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dariazeoli
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I didn't manage to crack 3 of the ARCs on my #julytbr but what're you gonna do, right? Best reads of the month were Hunger & The Skeptical Vegan.

#julystats #julyrecap

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dariazeoli
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#julytbr

Need to finish Danse Macabre & Tune In.

Bottom row includes one #audioread, 3 #netgalley #ARCs, and the first book for #whodunitbymail

cathysaid I absolutely loved The Elegance of the Hedgehog! 5y
dariazeoli @cathysaid I've heard so many people say this and hope it lives up to the raves! 👏🏻 5y
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RealLifeReading
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It's the last day of June (and maybe already July where you are). Hope you've had a great month of reading (and other things)! Posting this again for anyone who missed it. Hope you join in! #jubilantjuly

kspenmoll Just saw this, so plan to join in as I can- fun! Thx! 5y
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RealLifeReading
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As we head into the last week of June, there's going to be a whole lot of "where did June go?" and "how is it nearly July already?" (maybe that's just me). Anyway I hope your June has been going great and I look forward to July partly because it's my birthday month and we have vacation plans!

Come join me in #jubilantjuly and tag me! Looking forward to your posts!

Thanks to @lynneamch and @merelybookish for letting me borrow ideas!

TrishB Cool 👍 5y
LeahBergen Yay!! 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
lynneamch You're welcome. July is my birthday month, too. ☺ 5y
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Sapphire
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I am moving to a new town, so I went to the local HPB bookstore to check it out. As I walked in I said, I don't need any books right now I just want to see what it is like. Well, it's a good one...(more books to move).

Zelma Ella Minnow Pea is fantastic! 👍 6y
Sapphire I am so glad! I love wandering through bookstore shelves and selecting random titles that jump out at you and sound good. I find that easier in used book stores for some reason. Extra plus when you find a gem! 6y
Reviewsbylola Famous last words! 6y
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fitzkaitlin
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Bailedbailed

I did not like the way in which this book was written. Everytime I think that I've finally gotten what is happening, a sentence comes in that just confuses me again. The idea and plot of the novel is good but the style was just not to my liking. Maybe if I were to have read it for my own enjoyment rather than school, I might have liked it more.
My Rating: 1.5/5 Stars ⭐💫

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JenP
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#LitsyAtoZ: J = July's People
This was my first experience with Nadine Gordimer and I really enjoyed it. I did a combo of audio and ebook. Don't do the audio -it was rather dry and dull. The book explores racial tensions and interdependencies between blacks and whites in South Africa. A complex and interesting book.

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