Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black

Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143114239
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

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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