July's People

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A&C Black, Mar 15, 2012 - Fiction - 208 pages

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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This book was almost too painful even to read, so raw and poignant, but I continued with it: there was that pull of a compelling story... The writing style itself is a bit scattered and jumpy, not ... Read full review

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Book Description: For years, it has been what is called a "deteriorating situation." Now it is war. All over South Africa, cities are battlegrounds, and radio and television stations are under siege ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
19
Section 4
22
Section 5
29
Section 6
41
Section 7
62
Section 8
70
Section 13
110
Section 14
124
Section 15
131
Section 16
149
Section 17
159
Section 18
169
Section 19
174
Section 20
190

Section 9
78
Section 10
90
Section 11
98
Section 12
103
Section 21
197
Section 22
199
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About the author (2012)

Nadine Gordimer's many novels include The Lying Days, The Conservationist, joint winner of the Booker Prize, Burger's Daughter, 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, Jump and Loot. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She lives in South Africa.

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