Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black

Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143114239
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • 18 and up

Overview

Always exploring the boundaries of race, identity, politics, memory, sexuality, and love with fearless insight and deep compassion, Nadine Gordimer has produced another masterpiece of short fiction. From a former anti-apartheid activist’s search for his own racial identity by tracing his great-grandfather’s part in South Africa’s diamond industry to a parrot that scandalizes people with repetitions of their quarrels and clandestine love-talk, this new collection of stories eloquently probes how people are never free from their past nor spared from loss.

Praise

“ As she always has, Gordimer offers her readers a rare combination of intimacy and transcendence.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Rich . . . with invention, insight, and artistry.”—San Francisco Chronicle
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