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Burger's Daughter
Burger's Daughter | Nadine Gordimer
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This is the moving story of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a young woman from South Africa cast in the mold of a revolutionary tradition. Rosa tries to uphold her heritage handed on by martyred parents while still carving out a sense of self. Although it is wholly of today, Burger's Daughter can be compared to those 19th century Russian classics that make a certain time and place come alive, and yet stand as universal celebrations of the human spirit. Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born and lives in South Africa.
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Simona
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Rosa is the daughter of a communist, activist in the anti-apartheid movement, and after his death she is confronted with his legacy. At the heart of this story is apartheid,but this is also the story about inner, intimate struggles. And that is exactly what makes this story masterful and complex. A very political story set in 70‘s, about white guilt, responsibility and where ideas and themes are presented through characterization. Powerful.

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Simona
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#WeeklyForecast
- currently reading Burger‘s Daughter by N.Gordimer for #ReadAroundTheWorld #SouthAfrica This story about apartheid and communism in South Africa is 🤯
- current audiobook in progress is Stalin‘s Daughter by R.Sullivan for #NfNov and is excellent nonfiction companion to the fictional Burger‘s Daughter. I have only 5 hours till the end of the book, so my next audiobook is going to be Norse Mythology by N.Gaiman for #AuthorAMonth

RachelO These look good! 1mo
Cinfhen Books and photo are all very appealing 🥰 1mo
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Simona @RachelO @Cinfhen Thank you ☺️I‘m really pleased with my current books selection! 1mo
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True, and I‘ve never read any of her books. 🙈

#quotsyfeb18 #power

Godmotherx5 Me either. Heard she is good, though. 2y
UrsulaMonarch Good reminder for me to read the book of hers I own - trying to do one book I own/month! Thanks! 2y
RowReads1 My mom recommends her very highly. 😆 2y
Cathythoughts I havnt even heard of her 😳🙈🙈. Must investigate.... 2y
batsy Great quote! I've not read her, either... 2y
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feminismandyoga
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This was one my books for Reading Nobel Women. Gordimer is one of the winners for the prize in Literature and I definitely understand why. This book takes place in the middle of the antiapartheid movement and she uses Rosa's place in and/or outside of the struggle to showcase many points. There were moments that really resonate, even now in the US with the way people are, specifically a scene about a donkey.
Full review: http://wp.me/p6D5Ti-42f

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feminismandyoga
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#DecemberWrapUp Not all have been reviewed yet but this is what I read this month.

Eyelit Nice! 3y
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feminismandyoga
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My library hold finally came through for this one! It bumps some of my other goals for the month but I've been waiting for it forever! #readingnobelwomen

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If you don't follow BOTM they just posted a list of their judges/staff's "most significant books." Makes for a great TBR list. I've read most (and recommend most) but haven't read or even heard of Burger's Daughter. TBR just got longer. What do you think of the list? Which is your fav from it?

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