By Nadine Gordimer
A daring, sweeping tale of 1 girl's upward push from obscurity to an unpredictable form of political energy
Abandoned through her mom, Hillela is left to be raised through her aunts in South Africa. At Olga's she may need obtained a style for antiques and a mode of costume to thrill an appropriate husband. At Pauline's she may have built a social moral sense. yet Hillela's betrayal of her place as a surrogate daughter so shocks either households that at seventeen she is forged adrift. rapidly and perilously, her lifestyles opens out. She lives as a footloose woman between political exiles on a seashore in East Africa, drifting among jobs and fans, and at last turns into the spouse of a black progressive. own tragedy is finally the catalyst for her political improvement, major her right into a heroic position within the overthrow of apartheid.
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A Sport of Nature by Nadine Gordimer