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A Sport of Nature

A Sport of Nature
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First edition (South Africa)
Author Nadine Gordimer
Country South Africa
Language English
Publisher David Phillip (SA)
Jonathan Cape (UK)
Knopf (US)
Publication date
1987
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)

A Sport of Nature is a 1987 novel by the South African writer Nadine Gordimer.

Plot

While still a secondary school student, Kim Capran decides to rename herself "Hillela". Hillela joins the ANC, she marries a black man from the congress and has a child with him.[1][2] She travels to Dar es Salaam, Nairobi before returning to South Africa as one of the wives of a fictitious first President of South Africa.[2]

Reception

In Gordimer's Nobel Prize citation, "A Sport of Nature" was described as "[her] most hazardous undertaking."[3]

References

  1. ^ Kakutani, Michiko (22 April 1987). "BOOKS OF THE TIMES". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Gray, Paul (6 April 1987). "Books: Life in The Territory of Exile A SPORT OF NATURE". Time. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Wästberg, Per (26 April 2001). "Nadine Gordimer and the South African Experience". nobelprize.org. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 


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