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Taking tea with Nadine Gordimer

Talking sex and politics with the late great lady of South African letters

By Ángel Gurría-Quintana  

The "grand lady of South African letters" speaking at the Mail & Guardian Literary Festival in 2012

In July 2007, South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer was one of the main attractions at Latin America’s largest literary festival, the Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty (FLIP), in Brazil. I had been invited to chair her conversation with Israeli novelist Amos Oz, a long-time friend of hers. The then-editor of my…

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