It is telling that Nadine Gordimer’s new book has been launched with her presence in London and not in her South African homeland. It is apposite, actually, for the Nobel laureate is indeed a towering figure on the international literary scene. However, she’s seldom been read here with the same gusto her work has attracted in foreign lands.
A headline in one South African newspaper on the 1991 announcement of her Nobel Prize, proclaimed her being honoured abroad but forgotten at home. I wonder if the trend will continue with her 15th and latest novel, No Time Like the Present.
- No Time Like the Present by Nadine Gordimer
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