- Nadine Gordimer (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Nadine Gordimer (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Nadine Gordimer (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Nadine Gordimer (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Nadine Gordimer
- First Published: 1980
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: The twentieth century
- Setting: An unnamed African country
- Characters: The lawyer, She, Chipande, Father Mulumbua, Muchanga
- Genres: Social realism, Short fiction
- Subjects: Africa or Africans, Blacks, Colonies or colonization, Revolutions, Prejudices or antipathies, Alienation, Fear
- Locales: Africa, South Africa
The very fact that the woman and her lawyer husband are not given names in this story is significant, for although they are the central characters, they are anonymous colonials whose lives must change, even though they are liberals sympathetic to the local freedom fighters, now that native Africans have taken over this unnamed African country. This story, like many others by Nadine Gordimer, a South African writer, is about the changing world of African society, a world always at tension between the often silent world of the blacks and the increasingly dislodged world...
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