What Do I Read Next?
Gordimer won the Booker Prize for The Conservationist (1974). In this novel, a wealthy proapartheid industrialist in South Africa struggles with his guilt when a group of poor black people settle on part of his private land.
‘‘Jump’’ and Other Stories (1991) is Gordimer’s most recent collection of short stories. These stories represent Gordimer’s observations of postapartheid South Africa, in which race relations remain strained and awkward.
Set in South Africa, Alan Paton’s Too Late the Phalarope (1953) is about Pieter, a white man who has an affair with a black woman. When this affair becomes public, he suffers the consequences with his family and his community.
Nelson Mandela’s book, Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (1995), tells the inspiring and harrowing tale of life in apartheid South Africa. Mandela recalls his days as an activist, his twenty-seven years in prison, his eventual release, and his election to the presidency in South Africa.