This year you will have to read as part of your reading assignments a short story ,” The Ultimate Safari”, by Nadine Gordimer, a writer from South Africa, who received the Nobel prize in literature in 1991. The Story is set in Kruger Park, which is situated between South Africa, Zimbawe and Mozambique.
In order to understand the story you will have to investigate on Nadine Gordimer’s biography, the themes of her novels and her political stand.
In this video you will be able to listen to Nadine Gordimer talking about racism and her experience of growing up as a white person in a society marked by apartheid.
This coming Thursday, Rhoda Mashavave will talk to you about the situation of her country, Zimbabwe. Her talk shall give you further insight into the themes Nadine Gordimer presents in her novels and short stories. You will also have the opportunity to ask her about this writer. It is also worth mentioning that Nadine Gordimer,is one of the vice presidents of PEN international, an association of writers that promotes literature, freedom of expression and international literary fellowship. The Catalan branch of this association is responsible for hosting and giving support to Rhoda Mashavave.
In this video, you will be able to listen to Nadine Gordimer reading part of the “Ultimate Safari”, in one of the events that took place in 2007 during PEN world voices festival.
Find out more about Nadine Gordimer by clicking here