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What is the purpose of the writer in writing the story, "The Ultimate Safari"?

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If we look at the opening lines of the story, where the girl's mother went out to the store and went missing (Notice:  "She never returned.  Never."), we can begin to understand Nadine Gordimer's purpose in writing "The Ultimate Safari ."  Simply put, Gordimer seeks to give voice through this girl about the horrific plight of refugees along the Mozambique- South African border.  The girl doesn't even have a name. She is simply a preadolescent who is aware that her country, her world, her sense of identity is a pawn in...

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