The Train from Rhodesia by Nadine Gordimer

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Topics for Further Study

(Short Stories for Students)

How would "The Train from Rhodesia" be different if told from the perspective of the old man? The young man?

Investigate how contemporary South Africa differs from the apartheid South Africa of 1952. Could a situation like that in ' "The Train from Rhodesia" take place there today?

Research the art of the indigenous Africans. What were the carved figures like those in the story used for? What were some features common to them and what did they symbolize?