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July"s people by Nadine Gordimer

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Published by Curley in South Yarmouth, MA .
Written in English



  • South Africa


  • Race relations -- Fiction,
  • Large type books,
  • South Africa -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementNadine Gordimer.
LC ClassificationsPR9369.3.G6 J8 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination199 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1703197M
ISBN 100792712986, 0792712994
LC Control Number92004269

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Nadine Gordimer is an award winning South African author of multiple books, and has won the prestigious Booker Prize. In July's People, Gordimer writes of the race riots in Johannesburg that wrestled the city out of white control. As the violence begins to escalate and the city begins to crumble, families ponder their future/5.   July’s People, published in the , is set in an imminent South African future in which riots have broken out across the country and evolved into an all out black liberation revolution. With the support of militias from neighboring countries, ports are seized, airports are . The novel July’s People (), by Nadine Gordimer, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in , takes place in an imagined postindependence South Africa. The story deals with the Smales, a white couple, and their relationship with July, their black servant. By means of flashbacks the.   July's People, published in by Nadine Gordimer, is set during a counterfactual revolutionary civil war in South Africa, in which black South Africans rise up and overthrow their white oppressors, with the aid of neighboring African nations.

As in the title story of A Soldier's Embrace (), Gordimer takes the South African dilemma that one step further here: it's the very near future, the black revolution has come at last&#;and what happens then to good white liberal Johan-nesburgers like Barn and Maureen Smales? ""There was nothing else to do but the impossible, now they had stayed too long."" So architect Bam, wife. ♥ Book Title: July's People ♣ Name Author: Nadine Gordimer ∞ Launching: Info ISBN Link: ⊗ Detail ISBN code: ⊕ Number Pages: Total sheet ♮ News id: z_OyrAohdEIC Download File Start Reading ☯ Full Synopsis: "For years, it has been what is called a 'deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. Nadine Gordimer’s novel July’s People is a fictitious account of a black revolt in South Africa. In the novel the blacks in the South African police force refuse to arrest their own people, public services break down, and fighting erupts in the major cities, quickly spreading . Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People represents the inversion of the colonial and subsequently the racial power-play in South African context whose history till s was a chronicle of racism.

  What happens to the Smaleses and to July—the shifts in character and relationships—gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites. “So flawlessly written that every one of its events seems chillingly, ominously possible.”—Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review/5(26). In July’s People, a novel written a decade before that process began, Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer imagines a different ending to apartheid: civil war. Maureen and Bam Smales are a white, liberal Johannesburg couple that, as war breaks out and escape options evaporate, accept the offer of their trusted black servant, July, to seek refuge in his remote home village. If July were to say “my people”, we can be sure he would be referring to his family, his village, his ethnic group. This novel brings the white family to July’s People. However, just as an employer will say “my people”, referring to the help, the Smaleses would presumably have said “our July” in this context. July's People Quotes Showing of 6 “you like to have some cup of tea?-July bent at the doorway and began that day for them as his kind has always done for their kind.” ― Nadine Gordimer, July's People “But the transport of a novel, the false awareness of being within another time,Cited by: